58 arrested in crackdown on Philippine cyber extortion ring duping victims in front of webcams

  • by: JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 2, 2014 - 2:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed, officials said Friday.

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