MALACCA - Thinking that he had landed a Korean belle, a 25-year-old man made a video of himself dancing nude to Gangnam Style to please his new girlfriend, only to be blackmailed for RM5,000(S$1,200).
When the factory worker refused to pay up, the video was uploaded online on July 16, causing some of his friends to poke fun at him.
The man lodged a police report at the Bukit Baru police station here on the same day.
In his report, the man claimed that the woman had told him to make a video of himself stripping and dancing to the viral hit.
After making the video, he sent it to the woman at about 9.30pm on July 15 from his home in Merlimau.
However, the next day, the man received a Facebook message from the woman asking him to pay RM5,000 or have the video uploaded on Facebook and YouTube.
To rub salt in his wound, he found out that the woman, whom he originally thought was Korean, was actually a local.
Ayer Keroh state assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong said this was the second case in the past week that a man was blackmailed for posing nude in Malacca.
Last week, he said a 28-year-old male civil servant had his naked pictures posted on social media.
"I received information that a woman has demanded that the man pay RM3,000. When he failed to settle the sum, his naked pictures were posted on social media," he said, adding that there were also cases in which some men had refused to lodge police reports due to embarrassment.
Khoo said last year, there was a case of a 26-year-old man who gave in to a woman's suggestion to perform a striptease during a video chat, only to be blackmailed for RM1,000.
The man, he said, was standing naked in front of his web cam before realising that he was being filmed and went offline. However, it was too late.
"The victims are lulled into a false sense of security with online relationships before being asked to pose nude. Those surfing the Internet should realise the dangers of sending such material via social media," he said.