"After several days, the suspect and the victim met again on Nov 20 and the suspect invited the victim to have sex in a public toilet at Plaza Kranji in Jalan Market.
"Although the victim initially refused, she finally gave in after he promised not to leave her," Ng told .
The report singled out the service’s localised chatting service, “People Nearby”, which allows users to chat with other users nearby.
If a stranger befriends you online or through social messaging applications such as We Chat and talks you into buying them purchase/gift cards (e.g.
Alipay Purchase Cards, i Tunes) in exchange for a meet-up, date or the promise of sexual favours, this is likely a Credit-for-Sex scam.
We Chat hooker scam Users of We Chat, China's answer to Whats App, should know of the "find friends" function.
Basically, the device supplies you with a list of random strangers in the vicinity, all of whom are also looking for connections.
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That’s less than those on the world’s most popular messaging app Whats App (900 million) and on Facebook Messenger (800 million).
But those 650 million – and the number is growing rapidly – aren’t just telling each other what train they’re on, sharing photos of their breakfasts, flirting, or organising or conducting a meeting, though they do all of this too, of course. Users, in China at least, can order and pay for a taxi; donate to their favourite charity; send DIY postcards from whatever city they’re in; transfer money to a friend; find their nearest petrol station; check in for a flight; search a library catalogue for a book; shop; pay off a credit card; book a doctor’s appointment; follow the official accounts of celebrities ranging from Fan Bingbing to John Cusack; buy movie tickets; keep up with the Communist Party line via the People’s Daily (We Chat’s most heavily subscribed official account); check the points on their driver’s licence; top up their mobile accounts and find restaurant reviews, in some cases discovering how many people are queuing for tables before adding their names to the list.
The concerned father then lodged a police report which subsequently led to the arrest of the suspect on grounds of allegedly raping a minor.
According to Ng, the incident occurred when the suspect and the victim got acquainted on Nov 8 via We Chat before agreeing to meet in Kampar town six days later.
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