KUALA LUMPUR: A woman ended up being blackmailed for RM800 on social messaging app WeChat after she was lured into a modelling job by taking photos of her foot, buttocks, as well as a full frontal nude photo.
The 23-year-old, who wanted to be known as Lee, said she was first approached by a woman named Ting on WeChat on July 5.
Lee, who is also a salesperson, said Ting had first requested her to take a photo of her foot.
She said Ting then made another request and asked if she could take a photo of her buttocks and foot.
Lee said Ting assured her that the photo would only be uploaded to a website in China and not in Malaysia.
She added that she was offered RM35 for a photo of her foot with her face and RM80 for a photo of her buttocks and her foot, adding that she was offered to take a few naked photos and video which would pay her RM500 and RM1000, respectively.
"(I did it) for my family. I needed the money, so I did not think too much about it," she said during a press conference hosted by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong on Wednesday (July 10).
Lee said she has sent a total of 20 photos and five videos, which should have earned her RM15,000.
However, she said she was not paid the RM15,000 and that Ting even requested for her to take a masturbation video.
Lee said she declined and was then threatened that her photos and videos would be posted on social media sites as well as it sent to her family and friends.
Lee said Ting then demanded RM800, but she only managed to pay RM350 in three transactions.
Despite paying, Lee said she was again blackmailed to pay RM800 by Wednesday (July 10).
"Actually, the person did not contact me for two days but I am still very scared. I would like to take legal action. So I decided to come here (Chong's office) to get some advice and help," she said.
Meanwhile, Chong said Lee was even told to become a prostitute if she could not pay the RM800.
"Lee already said she had no money, but the person on the other side said she could arrange for her to become a prostitute," he said.
Chong warned the public that if such situation happened to them they must not "pay these people the money", as there was no end to the blackmail.
He said victims must lodge a police report so that the police could investigate.
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