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Philippines gains title as Sextortion Capital of the World

In several news reports about the recent investigations regarding webcam sextortion, the Philippines has once again claimed another title, this time as the Sextortion Capital of the World.

This is on top of the current titles the country already like Social Media Capital and Selfie Capital.

“Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim.”

The PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) in cooperation with other international agencies like the Interpol and the FBI made joint operations to raid several shops in Naga City, Legazpi City, Laguna, Bulacan, Taguig City and many other cities across the country.


These shops or small-time “call centers” are used to lure people into having webcam sex and record their videos and photos to be blackmailed later on if they do not pay a huge sum.

In a recent report from Inquirer, the suicide of 17-year-old British mechanic Daniel Perry in July last year led police to an international cybercrime syndicate based in the Philippines, and the eventual arrest of 58 people allegedly involved in “sextortion,” the Philippine National Police said on Friday.

Victims come from various countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Scotland, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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25 Responses

  1. Azardo Talodo says:

    Bawal ba yung nagpost ako ng picture ng burat ko sa fb pero di naman kasama yung mukha ko.

  2. battarmado says:

    menyaks op da world! wats awt! hahaha

  3. didit says:

    proud to be pinoy!

  4. inggo says:

    it’s more fun in the philippines!

  5. EFFin NoobJournalism says:

    This article is false and only depresses those who will read this, it was clearly stated in the news that we just happened to be the point B of a single case wherein point A killed himself, but in numbers we are not the top. FUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCC K Journalism real mature and professional. screw yugatech’s minions

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  7. noypi says:

    pinoy pride! hah

  8. Toink says:

    “the Philippines **has once again** claimed the title as the Sextortion Capital of the World.”

    So when was he first time the Philippines got the ‘honor’?!?

    Is this the country’s nth time to claim that title???

    Your statement is surely fallacious!

    Check. Re-phrase. Correct. Before you put things in the web!

  9. Hen-Sheen says:

    Sextortion? Go to Ermita, Manila at 1A.M. and discover the wonders!

  10. Justin says:

    This is what poverty, primarily due to corruption, can do to a country.

  11. ariel says:

    corruption breeds poverty, and poverty breeds immorality…kapit na sa patalim mga pinoy na gumagawa ng ganyan, dahil walang tulong na nakakarating sa kanila,dahil lahat ng pondo ng gobyerno natin binulsa na lahat ng mga tiwaling mambabatas, gaya ni KAPS amazing Kawatan revila, jinggoy baboy estrada juan tandang uliyanin klawatan enrile atip…

  12. Philippines strikes once again.. XD
    Sextortion Capital of World?

  13. Zobel says:

    Stupidity breeds poverty. Surely you people don’t think there’s no corruption in Japan or the US? They do it in the trillions of dollars.

    • DT says:

      Why is that even relevant? Even IF corruption would be high in other countries, does that justify the corruption in the Philippines?

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