Man Scammed for $17,000 in a NUDE CHAT Despite Having His Clothes on

Man Scammed for $17,000 in a NUDE CHAT Despite Having His Clothes on

Man Scammed for $17,000 in a NUDE CHAT Despite Having His Clothes on
Photo: South China Morning Post

A man in southeastern China was the recent victim of the nude chat scam even though he never took off his clothes during the incident.

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Reports said the man, identified by his surname Li, told the police that the swindlers threatened him to send the videos from the nude chat to his friends if he didn’t pay the requested amount of  US$17,000. 

In late May,  Mr. Li decided to report it to the local police in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. He also clarified to the police that the videos include a different naked person with his face superimposed on the body.

Police report shows that the swindlers initially contacted the victim via MOMO, a location-based chat app. Later on, they successfully made him download the “more fashionable” version of the service. 

“I was thinking that, as long as I was not naked, the swindlers could not threaten me,” he told the Yangtze News.

He then downloaded the app via the link the swindlers provided and started chatting with the word “beauty.” Mr. Li said he immediately turned off the video chat after he saw a woman taking off her clothes in the video.

To his surprise, he received a porn video with his face attached to an unkown man’s naked body. The swindlers actually used an AI face exchange technology to scam Mr. Li. They also threatened him to send the videos to his friends and relatives should he refuse.

The victim then sent 111,000 RMB or US$17,000 to the swindlers over 14 transfers. 

Meanwhile, police are currently investigating the case. Nevertheless, they reminded the public that invitations to nude chats are actually traps.

Man Scammed for $17,000 in a NUDE CHAT Despite Having His Clothes on
Photo: South China Morning Post

“Do not trust or accept nude chat invitations from strangers. Do not install apps sent by strangers,” authorities said.