Scammers approach the victims via social networking platforms for naked chat and record the entire process.

What is Naked Chat Blackmail?

Scammers approach the victims via social networking platforms for naked chat and record the entire process. During the chat with the victims, scammers send out hyperlinks to the victims and induce them to download a malicious program which could steal the data from their phone’s address book for conducting naked chat. Eventually, the scammers threaten to publish the recorded naked video and ask for virtual point cards or virtual money.

Modus Operandi

Nudity Filming

Scammers will ask for a video chat, and then induce the victims to be naked, including removing the mask and clothes, etc., for photographing the victims’ appearance.

Stolen of Address Book

Scammers will use different excuses to induce victims to download malicious programs via hyperlinks provided by the scammers with a view stealing the victims’ phone address book for blackmail.

Purchase “Point Card”

Scammers will instruct the victims to purchase “Point Cards” or “Bitcoins” in exchange for not sending the victims’ naked video to their family and friends.

Crime trend

In the first half of 2021, there were 493 naked chat blackmail, an increase of 139% when compared with 206 cases in the same period last year. The total loss amounted to $4.1 million. The victims were aged between 11 and 70, and the case with highest loss was $0.22 million.

Anti-scam Advice

Do not expose your body to anyone during video chat.

Do not click or download programs from unknown sources.

Do not easily trust the opponent would show their real face.

Whenever in doubt, call “Anti-scam Hotline 18222.

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