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A 64-year-old man in Malaysia is being extorted for US$5,000 (S$6,580) after what initially seemed like five minutes of harmless 'fun' on mobile messaging app WeChat.
According to The Star, Mr Ong Chong Lim's nightmare began on Thursday (April 19) when he approved a Facebook friend request from a girl known as 'Angelina'.
That same night, 'Angelina' asked that he added her on WeChat, which he did.
"She told me she felt lonely and wanted to video call me," said the bachelor and part-time cleaner at a press conference on April 21.
During the video call, Ong said the person in the camera looked similar to the girl in Angelina’s Facebook profile photo.
Describing 'Angelina' as a "fair, young girl with a nice body", Ong said she started taking off her clothes and posing seductively for the camera without saying a word.
"She started performing lewd acts," he added.
Ong also admitted that he "liked what he saw" and hence, did not hesitate when 'Angelina' asked him to strip too.
On Friday morning, 'Angelina' texted him again, along with pictures and recordings of what he had done the previous night.
He said: "She told me to pay US$5,000, otherwise she would upload all my pictures and videos onto Facebook and YouTube.
"That’s a lot of money. I told her I could only afford RM3,000."
"I’ve been worried sick ever since. I have a lot of family members on Facebook and I don’t want them to see such shameful visuals of me."
According to Ong, the girl's Facebook account had since been deleted.