NUDE PIX THREAT FOR HOUSEWIFE
Online HK lover threatens to leak her pictures online
AFOOLISH act that a 22year-old housewife committed several years ago, by having an online affair with a Hong Kong man, came back to haunt her.
The affair Eveline Gan had four years ago via WeChat is now her worst nightmare as the man threatened to leak her nude photographs on the Internet.
Gan said she met the man in 2013 on a phone application called Dance Up and agreed to strip naked for him during their first video call as she was having troubles in her marriage, but stopped contacting him two years ago.
However, she said he contacted her again in April this year to share news about his newborn baby and requested a video call of her stripping.
Her refusal to his demand led to the extortion, where he sent a few screenshots of her in nude and threatened to upload them online.
Gan said the blackmailer asked for another naked video call early this month and she agreed to it despite the warning signs.
“I accepted his requests twice out of fear as he threatened to spread my nude pictures.
“However, five days ago he blackmailed me again and this was when I decided to come clean to my husband and lodged a report,” she said at a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong, who was present, said there were seven extortion cases this year.
“Women are not the only ones affected. There are also men who have been blackmailed, and in fact, three of the seven complainants are men,” he said.
He said that these crooks targeted women, especially if they were married, as it was easier to extort them because they could be in trouble if their husbands found out.
Chong warned the public to be careful not to fall into the trap of sweet-talkers and never accept their requests, especially if they asked for money.
Brickfields police chief Assistant Commissioner Ruslan Khalid confirmed the report and said police were investigating the case.
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong (right) and blackmail victim Eveline Gan showing a picture and police report during a press conference at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.