Ming Pao News has reported male students are also being tricked into believing “hot body” Chinese university students they meet on We Chat want to trade sex.The We Chat scam reported to Ming Pao by one student in Richmond and two students in downtown Vancouver appears to be identical in its method and players to a We Chat sex-for-credit scam being reported in cities with large Chinese populations, including Singapore.
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.
Everybody who lives in China knows about and (probably) uses We Chat.
Outside of China, it is almost completely off the radar, and with luck, is associated with the “Chinese version of Whats App.”Despite the image that many people have of China being “the country of cheap rip-offs,” We Chat is not just a bad rip-off; rather, it is an inspiration for Facebook and its Messenger or Snapchat.
There are even online guides (what isn’t there an online guide for these days?
) to find, or better said, identify escorts on We Chat. Some groups on the app that promise a crazy night with well-known actresses and models in China have been discovered to be scams orchestrated between professionals and photographers that created a whole story around the “actress” to suck more money out of foreigners looking for sex tourism.
(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.
We Chat is a concept that may seem strange to a westerner, because it means leaving behind the world of “constellations of specialized applications” which we are used to, for a “one app for everything” model which aims to control the majority of the life uses of the user.
However, there are weirder uses, which may go unnoticed, and which are surprising given the uses that are available with just “one” app.
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.