Under an email called "sally" I got an amusing extortion attempt by people claiming to be Chinese who said they seized control of my computer's webcam (I don't have one) and filmed me masturbating (I don't j.o. at the computer) and I would have to pay them $50 one time and $20 a month or else they would sell the videos worldwide.
It's been a long time since I got a creative email of this nature, and I thought I'd share with you.
OP is racist. Go away.
I honestly think a real Chinese person who'd have enough brains to make more money than 50 bucks. Don't believe it OP.
Most real Chinese people make a lot less than $50 a pop, r2. I'm not sure what brains have to do with it.
I'm amused that the email assumes that here in the age of narcissistic exhibitionism, Cam4 and Chatubate, that there would be some kind of market to peddle some random guy's wank video.
Actually no. The average Chinese person makes more than 50 bucks pop. Plus, I suspect the average person makes a lot more than it seems since things sold in China are relatively cheap compared to things sold in the U.S. I couldn't even watch my favorite soap on the internet without the need to pay.
In China, it is paid for by the government. They get it for free.
So no, Chinese people make more than 50 bucks a pop. And this is just a bitter attempt to smear Chinese people.
Actually, yes r5. Get over it.
My mother, a relatively with-it 81-year-old, got a message that she had been downloading illegal porn and that she had to pay a fine to the FBI. Her computer was frozen until she got a professional to sort it out.
So much nonsense.
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