NUDE PIX THREAT FOR HOUSE­WIFE

On­line HK lover threat­ens to leak her pic­tures on­line

New Straits Times - - News - WAN NORLELA WAN SAZALI KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

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.

PIC BY MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN

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.

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