On Monday, it announced that it would hand over video footage of the interactions to international police organization Interpol.Sweetie first interacted with the potential predators in public chat rooms.
In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child.
Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators.
Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.
Filipino scammers may also ask you to send money for plane tickets, visa fees, marriage annulment fees or other travel related expenses. In one variation a Filipino asks you to send money so that she can purchase a webcam for an online video chat with you.
52% of the MOO character descriptions referenced age, sex, location, or physical appearance.
They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines.
The practice, it says, generally involves men from wealthy Western countries paying children from poor countries for online sex shows.
"These children are usually forced to do this by adults or by extreme poverty," Hans Guyt, director of campaigns at Terre des Hommes Netherlands, said in a statement.
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.