I was surprised when the other party revealed himself and said: ‘I'm young and I need money’.
“I refused to respond to him which forced him to leave me and that was after he realised that he had failed to blackmail me,” the second victim said.
Even elderly men have been filmed in indecent positions and then blackmailed.
The source said “there are people courageous enough to inform the police so that we can curb these extortionists but those who are reluctant to inform the police often become victims of blackmail.” He stressed that Dubai Police is dealing with such cases in confidentiality because it understands that even mature people may sometimes make such mistakes.
She then asked me to take off my clothes but I did not respond to the request because I had begun to have doubts about her.
“She tried to seduce me but I refused to take off my clothes and asked her what did she want.
He said when he threatened the ‘woman’ with whom he was chatting that he will inform the police, the other party revealed that he is a man and does not care whether he reported the matter to the police or not.
He added that the man told him that he had planned everything from the beginning and then threatened to publish his naked video if he did not pay him Dh10,000.
“I discovered later that the woman, who claimed to be a divorcee, was actually a man who used to lure men into sex, record the scenes and then blackmail them,” he said.
He said that when he spoke to ‘her’ for some time, she tried to obtain his personal information and asked him to talk to her via Skype.
Some residents of Dubai have fallen victims of sexual blackmail after they were lured into having video chats via apps on social networking sites such as Badoo Facebook and Skype, according to the Arabic daily ‘Emarat Al Youm’.
The newspaper said the victims didn’t realise that they were being trapped by professional gangs lured men to appear naked in the front of webcams, recorded the scenes and then blackmailed them.
Another victim said that he received a request for adding from a girl on Facebook and said he accepted her friendship.