Mexico City.- Extortions of up to 50 thousand pesos after a false offer of love, friendship or adventure via social networks have increased.
The CDMX Citizen Council explained that, after the first contact through messages on social networks, victims access conversations and video calls to have “safe sex” or “cybersex” in which they are recorded.
The extortioners then threaten to spread the images or videos if they are not given money.
The scams range from 5 thousand to 50 thousand pesos.
Such was the case of a 23-year-old man who was contacted via Instagram supposedly by a woman, they had a sexual conversation, shared intimate photographs and then made a video call.
The girl began to undress and he did the same, showing his face, his body and his genitals. The other person began to record him and although he immediately turned off the camera, she began the extortion.
First they asked him for 3 thousand pesos in iTunes cards in exchange for not publishing the video on social networks.
The extortionist then asked him for his WhatsApp number and in that way demanded 50 thousand.
According to the Citizen Council, from 2021 to date they have received 182 reports of love fraud, but in 2023 the complaints increased 14 percent compared to the previous year.
“Love fraud is a way of calling the deception of the expectation of a friendship, love or sexual relationship. Once ‘trust’ is established, an emergency story comes, whether it is a trip, a health problem and they ask for money,” said Salvador Guerrero, president of the organization.
He said that 60 percent of love frauds remain attempted.
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