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Singaporean police have warned men in the city state of a five-fold increase in extortion cases in which they are coaxed into a state of undress, secretly filmed and then asked to hand over cash to prevent release of the resulting video. Cops in the island nation said the number of such incidents has shot up from 11 in 2011 to …

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The Cane! we should put them in charge of school discipline, what our fecking results rocket!

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Must be cultural, I couldn't care less if someone wants to post a naked picture of me......

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Trollface

Probably means nobody would want to see it

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Headmaster

@El_Fev

"... what our fecking results rocket!"

It should be "watch our..." Your use of vulgarity is also noted. Report to the Deputy Head at break.

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@AC

As long as it's done anomalously I suppose...

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Probably means people would pay not to see it....

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WTF?

Can you blame the men? Check out a Singaporan wife - enough to make a freezer look hot

I was based in LEE Kwan-Yews dictatorship, Singapore, for several years and was well integrated in to the Chinese community knowing many people on a family basis.

Ignoring the fact that Singaporean males are somewhat childish around the subject of sex, having met many of the islands 'matrons' I can well understand why they might fall for this trick.

If the women loosened up more, there might be fewer 'spare tyres/tires' in circulation. The mainland Chinese are much more liberated - although there are still a fair number 'spare tyres/tires' around.

I wonder why the Singy police never intervened, given that residential computers are restricted by a fire wall and subject to active monitoring.

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Naked Web Cam?

I've heard about the weirdest fetishes in my time but a "Naked Web Cam"????

Please!!!!!!

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"five years in prison and five strokes of the cane"

Bring back the cane. Replace ASBO's with the cane or lash.

Let's instill some discipline into the 'glish.

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But did they...

upload the video of the caning to youtube?

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Re: But did they...

I suggest allowing the victims an hour alone with the women and a cane...

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Prudes... assuming I was single at the time I would not care... black mail only works when the other person has something you don't want to be made public...

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You may not care, but others might.

Might not go down well at your grandmother's bible study group, for example. How about that prospective employer whose a stickler for respectability? Perhaps a prospective wife may not be able to trust somebody who would do such a thing? How about if one of the kids in the class or soccer team you teach got hold of it - do you think the parents would like that?

Just because in your particular position in your particular culture it wouldn't be a problem doesn't mean somebody else is a prude because they see it as a problem.

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Re: You may not care, but others might.

Wait a minute--granny's Bible study sessions are reviewing pictures of naked Singoperean men and not the Book of Kings? Sly old cougars...

But yes, I take your point. Blackmail is blackmail.

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Re: You may not care, but others might.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

I will not type "whose" instead of "who's" again.

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They'd only show your half of the conversation, and say you thought you were video chatting to a 14-year-old girl at the time. That's all it would take to get you pilloried by the internet as a paedophile.

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So, the jist of the problem is...

A total stranger messages you, then strips off and tells you to do the same etc etc.

I would like to remind the world of the twin sayings - 'A fool and his money are soon parted' and 'Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited'.

and let me append

WELL. DUH.

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Re: So, the jist of the problem is...

"A fool and his money are soon parted"

Wait, what's that?! Here in taxing California I thought it was 'A fool and your money are soon partners'.

Works both ways I suppose, I've been telling myself for years I was a fool to move here.

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Re: So, the jist of the problem is...

I expect she'd chat with you for a few days first, so she wouldn't be a stranger by the time you got naked.

People have relationships online. Cybersex sometimes include video. Sometimes the fool is the one who is unable to trust.

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Do we believe this?

That they scammed a student out of $95K?

Its false - no student has that sort of money.

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Re: Do we believe this?

You don't know his circumstances. Maybe he is from a very affluent family or perhaps he perpetrated a crime to obtain the funds. Personally I can't ever see a circumstance whereby I'd submit to blackmail - once you have subjugated yourself to their whims you only ever increase their leverage. Tell 'em to fuck themselves and then spend the 95k hunting 'em down and making sure they suffer, slowly!!

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Re: Do we believe this?

More plausible than you really being Spartacus.

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Re: hunting 'em down and making sure they suffer, slowly!!

Agreed!

Slowly,

VERY, VERY slowly!!!

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Anyone want...

...to see my willy?

Thought not.

I'll put me coat back on.

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Typically, the women involved...

...are men.

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"five strokes of the cane"

Pwoooooaaarrr!

Is that pay per view as well?

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Joke

Anyone want to see my willy ?

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Can't see the wood for the trees.

Is anyone really naive enough to think that exactly the same cam'n'scam games aren't being played on legions of desperate UK wankymen? Obvious lesson: If you're rubbing one off on cam, wear a David Cameron mask.

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