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Almost every case stems from the Philippines, where good English speakers, increased internet connections and widespread international cash transfer systems combine with widespread poverty and easy access to vulnerable kids.
There have been as many as three busts a week there this spring.
Video and voice calling allows people to call over the internet rather than phone networks, avoiding the expense that can often come with calling outside of the country or for extended times.
Internet calling over Whats App and Viber were already blocked.
Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me” and a broken heart.Nearly all victims were male, with ages ranging from 14 to 66.The number of cases saw a more than 50 per cent year-on-year increase and is more than 12 times the 60 cases reported for the whole of 2012.“Be alert when a pretty girl suddenly adds you on Facebook or on Skype,” said chief inspector Sean Lin.The latest police figures show there were 766 ‘sextortion’ cases in the first nine months of this year.