Women in viral loan receipt nude pics mostly college students in small cities

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/12/5 18:48:39

Women who used now-leaked nude pictures and intimate videos of themselves as collateral for online lending platforms are mostly college students, though the oldest is 47 years old, news site thepaper.cn reported on Monday.

Of the 161 women whose pictures and videos have spread online since November 30, the personal information of 144 has also been exposed, showing that around two-thirds are college students.

Four victims were born in 1999 and seven in 1998, according to thepaper.cn.

Most of the users are from third- or fourth-tier cities and live in villages. Less than 5 percent of them are from first-tier cities, said thepaper.cn.

One picture shows a receipt which reads "I borrowed 15,000 yuan ($2,180) on July 18, 2016. The loan is due on August 18,2016. The interest rate is 50 percent. I have taken videos of myself masturbating and nude pictures as a mortgage. If I cannot pay back on time, I will be solely responsible for it."

The leak saw the release of nude pictures of 152 borrowers holding their ID cards, and lewd videos of 92 users.

It was noted in six borrower's personal information that they are willing to repay the loan by having sex with the lender or another person.

Leaked receipts show that the loans the women took out are mostly between 2,000 and 6,000 yuan though one person borrowed 23,000 yuan. Due dates ranged from within five weeks to nine months.

The highest interest rate is 15 percent weekly and some users have even been charged double their initial loan within two months.

The pictures, serving as a receipt for the loans, were spread through social network app WeChat and instant messenger QQ.

Online peer-to-peer lending platforms have expanded rapidly in China, along with the number of related fraud cases.



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