419: Police Arrest 200 For Scamming Chinese Civil Servants
Blackmail is one form of crime that attacks the emotions of an individual forcing the victim to agree to specified terms.
In Cambodia, about 200 persons were arrested for engaging in a Blackmail scam.
Their attacks were targeted at Chinese civil servants, local media reported.
According to the Phnom Penh Post, the group contacted the civil servants on a social media platform posing as potential romantic partners and then exchanged compromising photos.
They would then blackmail the individual for between 10,000 and 100,000 yuan ($1,486 to $14,864), earning the group over $30,000 a week.
Cambodia police received a tip-off from their Chinese counterparts, according to the newspaper.
This led to the arrest of 215 people at a guest house near the border with Thailand.
Several members of the group were released but the rest will be extradited to China for prosecution.
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