Man strips for 'Filipina beauty' who turns out to be an African man

Man strips for 'Filipina beauty' who turns out to be an African man
Chief Michael Chong holding up a picture of the so-called ‘Sabrina’ who is extorting Mr Tan (left).

But 'she' turns out to be African man who blackmails him with nude video

He had read about such scams in the newspapers - beautiful women coaxing horny men to strip naked in online chats and then blackmailing them.

Yet, John Tan (not his real name) could not resist going au naturale when a seemingly gorgeous woman persuaded him to do it on Skype.

That "Filipina beauty" turned out to be an African man, who is now demanding RM3,000 (S$1,200) and threatening that he would leak Mr Tan's nude video online, reported Malaysia's The Star.

"I knew there were cases like this and I suspected the girl might be fake.

"But when I saw how beautiful 'she' was... I couldn't resist," said the 30-year-old designer, hiding his face behind large, dark glasses at a press conference called by Malaysian Chinese Association public services and complaints department chief Michael Chong in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Claiming it was the first time he had stripped for another person on the Internet, Mr Tan said he first chatted with the so-called Sabrina Leung, who added him on her Facebook page last Thursday.

Their entire online escapade, from "friend request" to being in the buff took only 13 minutes.

"She said she worked at a hotel in Dubai and that she was coming to Malaysia to meet her relatives and I could see her then.

"Then she asked me to go on Skype with her and get naked. She asked me to take off my clothes too. I did because she said she was feeling sad and bored," Mr Tan said.

NAKED VIDEO

The next day, "Sabrina" messaged him with a YouTube link to a video of him naked.

"She" demanded RM3,000 to be banked into a Western Union account.

He said "Sabrina" also showed him links to Facebook profiles belonging to his family, friends, co-workers and girlfriend, threatening to send the video to them if he did not comply.

Mr Chong said checks showed that the bank account belonged to a Filipina, while the YouTube channel hosting Mr Tan's video belonged to a man in French Guiana, on the north Atlantic coast of South America.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has pulled down the video.


This article was first published on Nov 11, 2014.
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