A man accepted a Facebook friend request from an attractive woman he had not known before and before long, after several messages were exchanged, got a request from her for a video chat and he agreed. After several failed attempts, they managed to connect and things quickly got hot and heavy.
He picked up a video call from the woman Sunday, and this time someone was on the other side. The woman, who was naked and lying face down, asked him to flash her his genitals on the video chat.
The man said he initially declined, but agreed to do so if the woman showed off her body to him. The woman did, and the man said he reciprocated.
So far, just another day in the world of internet sex. Then the man then got a message blackmailing him, demanding $10,000 in return for not releasing the video on social media.
Ok, so now it became an internet blackmail threat, similar to one particular Black Mirror episode.
Where it really goes off the rails is that the demand was for the money to be donated to an animal rights organization.
My reaction was: What? Is extortion a new form of charity fundraising? I am looking forward to hearing more about this.