Three Hong Kong men aged from 20 to 61 are the city’s latest sex chat victims after they were threatened with the prospect of images or videos of their indecent acts being circulated on the internet if they refused to pay.
The three cases came to light today as it was revealed that cases of cybersex-related blackmail rose sharply this year.
Police figures showed there were 506 local reports of ‘sextortion’ in the first six months of this year – more than eight times the 60 cases reported for the whole of 2012.
In 2013, there were 477 cases, and last year there were 638.
Then one of them started chatting to me using the in-app feature. Surely if my wine mate was confident enough to meet her guy in person over a full-blown meal, I could at least exchange a few messages with Tinder dude. Now I’m not talking “let’s go have an orgy” heat (), but at least some flirtation and some fluttery butterflies in my tummy. Tinder sat on my phone untouched for a few more days. ), and decided that if I spotted someone who looked remotely interesting, I’d start up a conversation. I witnessed all types being on Tinder – short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, fat ones and ones who had photos heavily filtered, which was in itself a turn off.