Singaporean men in naked web cam extortion scam
Singaporean police have warned men in the city state of a five-fold increase in extortion cases in which they are coaxed into a state of undress, secretly filmed and then asked to hand over cash to prevent release of the resulting video.
Cops in the island nation said the number of such incidents has shot up from 11 in 2011 to over 50 last year.
Typically, the women involved contact their victims by sending messages on popular social networking sites, before persuading them to turn things up a notch with a web cam chat. The extortionists then strip off, encouraging their gullible victims to do the same.