A Western Union office near Maria Caparas’ home. In 2013 alone, according to the Philippines police, HK$4 million was remit­ted by Hong Kong victims to Western Union offices used by her gang. Photos: Red Door News Hong Kong

Sextortion, lies and videotape: the Philippine cybercriminals who target men in Hong Kong and worldwide

Meet the ‘Queen of Sextortion’ and see her village northeast of Manila, where scammers trick men in Hong Kong and elsewhere into performing sex acts in online chats and threaten to post footage on Facebook unless payment is made

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A Western Union office near Maria Caparas’ home. In 2013 alone, according to the Philippines police, HK$4 million was remit­ted by Hong Kong victims to Western Union offices used by her gang. Photos: Red Door News Hong Kong
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