Officers from the related police districts are investigating.A veteran police officer said such online scams were being carried out by Asian women, and the victims were usually asked to pay money into Western Union accounts registered in the ladies’ home countries, such as the Philippines.

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“Do not take off your clothes and perform indecent acts in front of a webcam,” was the officer’s advice to internet users.

In most cases, victims were prompted to take off their clothes and performed indecent acts during online video chats in which participants could view each other through webcams.

They were then filmed before they were told to transfer money to an overseas bank account and faced the risk of having the video clips or photographs circulated on the internet if they did not pay.

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“He was asked to pay HK,000 otherwise his naked photograph would be posted on the internet,” the spokeswoman said.

Police are treating the three cases as “blackmail”.

The second victim was a 20-year-old man who lodged his complaint with police in Kwai Chung at about 10.45am today.