(but when she didn’t show up) I was called by a man with a Chinese accent.He demanded more money and started scaring me by saying he had gangster connections who could track down my address.” Vancouver police Const.
I transfer more i Tunes points if he wanted the girl to show up and give him sex. I tried to back out of the date gangsters would track him down and cut off his arm. I told Ming Pao that he went home to hide, and he did not report the alleged extortion to police in Richmond or Vancouver.
two more students in downtown Vancouver reported being stung by the same scam, including being threatened with an attack by gangsters.
It’s not clear if the scammers involved in the cases reported to Ming Pao are based in Vancouver, China, or elsewhere.
But in Singapore has reported that over 200 men have fallen for a We Chat scam with identical elements.
“These types of scams are only limited by people’s imagination,” Montague said.
“It’s just a question of a different medium — in this case instead of Craigslist they are using We Chat.
Pursuing prostitution may simply be the best way to rein in the most successful social media giants.
Prostitution, which is technically illegal but largely condoned and rampant in China, has been increasingly moving from red-light districts on to the internet and mobile phones, as it has around the world.
Chinese internet giant Tencent has closed 20 million accounts on its messaging app We Chat, 5% of the total, because they offered prostitution services, according to Chinese state media, who dubbed the campaign operation “Thunder Strike.”The move is part of a wider government campaign to create a “healthy cyberspace,” which has included cracking down on pornography and salacious fan fiction, as well as the American television show .