"Sextortion" Scams - Women Secretly Recording Their Victims and Extorting Money From Them

Online predators or scammers are extorting money from their potential victims via online video chat. The victims are mostly males, who are seduced by online female scammers into undressing in front of their webcams or cameras, while they(scammers) secretly record the video chat. Once the scammers have recorded enough of their undressed victims, they will demand that the victims send money via Western Union, or else they will post the video of them undressed on popular video sharing websites like YouTube for the world to see. This type of criminal activity is referred to as "Sextortion."

Sextortion Scams - Women Secretly Recording Their Victims and Extorting Money From Them

The scammers or online predators usually target users of Facebook, Skype and other popular social networking websites and video conferencing or chat applications. Remember, video conferencing or chats can be recorded, so you have to be careful of what you do in front of your webcam or camera. Because, once there is a video recording of you, it can easily and quickly be uploaded to a video sharing website where it can be viewed by billions.

And, once the video is online or on the internet, it will stay there, maybe forever. This is because someone will always have a copy of it and will continue to upload it, regardless of how many times it is taken down by the authorities or the companies who were hosting it.

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  • March 9, 2022 at 10:07 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Hello info!

    Have you recently noticed that I have e-mailed you from your account?

    Yes, this simply means that I have total access to your device.

    For the last couple of months, I have been watching you.

    Still wondering how is that possible? Well, you have been infected with malware originating from

    an adult website that you visited. You may not be familiar with this, but I will try explaining

    it to you.

    With help of the Trojan Virus, I have complete access to a PC or any other device.

    This simply means I can see you at any time I wish to on your screen by simply turning on your

    camera and microphone, without you even noticing it. In addition, I have also got access to your

    contacts list and all your correspondence.

    You may be asking yourself, "But my PC has an active antivirus, how is this even possible? Why

    didn't I receive any notification?" Well, the answer is simple: my malware uses drivers, where I

    update the signatures every four hours, making it undetectable, and hence keeping your antivirus

    silent.

    I have a video of you w*****g on the left screen, and on the right screen - the video you were

    watching while m**********g.

    Wondering how bad could this get? With just a single click of my mouse, this video can be sent

    to all your social networks, and e-mail contacts.

    I can also share access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

    All you have to do to prevent this from happening is - transfer bitcoins worth $290 (USD) to my

    Bitcoin address (if you have no idea how to do this, you can open your browser and simply

    search: "Buy Bitcoin").

    My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 

    bc1qj4j309csk0nty2fqhl6wactqylfu0p6cnf2dfl

    After receiving a confirmation of your payment, I will delete the video right away, and that's

    it, you will never hear from me again.

    You have 2 days (48 hours) to complete this transaction.

    Once you open this e-mail, I will receive a notification, and my timer will start ticking.

    Any attempt to file a complaint will not result in anything, since this e-mail cannot be traced

    back, same as my bitcoin id.

    I have been working on this for a very long time by now; I do not give any chance for a mistake.

    If, by any chance I find out that you have shared this message with anybody else, I will

    broadcast your video as mentioned above."

  • June 13, 2018 at 8:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Wylie, Texas, United States

    I heard of this one and just this week a female attempted with me! little did she know I have a screen record software of my own and all she got was me in my basketball shorts looking at her strip for me with a goofy grin on my face

  • July 24, 2016 at 7:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Brasov, Brasov, Romania

    They already posted a video on vimeo, what can I do?

    • July 24, 2016 at 8:34 AM by info

      Report it to the police.

  • June 30, 2016 at 11:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands

    When you report it to the police what else can you do. Delete your fb site?

    Male netherlands

    • July 1, 2016 at 6:51 AM by info

      There is nothing else you can do, but warn others. Deleting your Facebook account will not help.

      Remember, the problem is the videos that were recorded of the victims that the scammers are using to blackmail them. If those videos can be deleted, then the victims have nothing to worry about.

  • May 31, 2016 at 12:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    What can I do?

    • May 31, 2016 at 6:13 AM by info

      Report it to the police.

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