Nearly all of the ‘women’ on We Chat that night in the Glodok and Mangga Besar area were offering ‘massage’ services.
Charges started at Rp.200,000 for a ‘family massage’ (a euphemism for non-sexual service), while others were offering ‘massage with finish’ and ‘sex’ for Rp.300,000 and upward. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the women are freelancers or even women.
The pimp will pose as a woman and then send one or more to your residence or hotel.
Try the app from a more sedate suburb and you’ll find plenty of people who are just lonely or desperate.
Some desperate men have been conned by impossibly attractive users, who offer sex but first demand a deposit via bank transfer or phone credit.
Udin claimed he was able to seduce the women because he wore a magical amulet – a leather pouch containing a bit of metal and some plant roots – attached to his belt.
He was arrested in October following a complaint by his final victim, Triana, who had given him Rp.15 million.