The Sûreté du Québec is trying to find an extortionist. It says someone claiming to be an underage girl is using cyber sex to con men to empty their bank accounts.
In Laurier-Station, in the Quebec City region, half a dozen men say they fell prey to a someone presenting themselves as a woman on Facebook.
They say, she convinced them to engage in sexual activity via the video conferencing site Skype and after capturing footage she sent them a message threatening to release the compromising images, and accusing them of exposing themselves to underage girls.
The person told them they would have to pay up if they wanted to avoid that fate.
The Sûreté du Québec is investigating and says the con artist could be anywhere in the world.
“Even if this person is outside Quebec, we are working with various police forces,” constable Richard Gagné said.
Gagné said the six incidents had occurred within the last few weeks.