South Korean police have come up with a fake voyeuristic video to tackle sex crimes involving hidden cameras and peeping toms. “Fitting Room” was uploaded to several file-sharing websites and was downloaded at least 26,000 times between October 17 and October 31. The initiative, started by the cops is known as Stop Downloadkill.
According to Euronews, officers described the video as “shock therapy,” intended for viewers of voyeuristic porn.
The cops have even made a video story on their preparation for the initiative. You can find it below.
The videos that are being circulated on the internet often begins with a camera looking over at a woman changing. The videos are purposely designed to make them seem like a hidden cam shot. Viewers go in for a shock when the camera zooms in and reveals a ghost-like face. A message appears on the screen saying “You might be the one pushing her to suicide” along with a warning that police are monitoring the site.
According to reports, creating or distributing hidden camera and up-skirt videos is a serious crime in South Korea and can lead to fines up to 10 million won or 7,700 euros. However, the issue of hidden camera related crimes are on the rise with 7,730 case being reported in 2015, as compared to 517 in 2006, according to Euronews. The campaign has reportedly received positive feedback.