Ontario police are warning the public not to expose themselves online, financially or otherwise, after a pair of young men were caught naked on camera and extorted out of money by cyber-fraudsters.
Durham Regional Police say the two victims were lured into posing naked on the Internet by cyber-criminals and later tried to pay an extortion fee of 500 euros (approximately $700 CDN) to make the problem go away. Of course, that didn't make the problem go away.
Durham police say a 21-year-old from Whitby, Ont., was in an Internet chat room on Aug. 30, talking to someone who he believed to be a young woman when he was convinced to remove his clothing and fondle himself on a webcam.
He was soon sent a copy of the incident from the suspect, actually a male, who demanded money. The victim paid the bribe, but when the suspect demanded more money the victim contacted police.
A second incident that occurred on Sept. 1, was reported by an 18-year-old Clarington, Ont., man who visited the same chatRead More »from Ontario men become the target of extortion after posing naked online