People ask us how we get the real details of the scammers from time to time. Some have even accused us of being hackers. Here’s the simple truth. Not all scammers are as smart as they like to claim they are. Some use the same email address for their scams and their real life. Some even change their profiles on social media sites to pretend to be a different person in order to scam people, completely forgetting to delete the posts and images they posted beforehand that show their real face. All it takes is to put their email address or profile name into Google. Sometimes all it takes is to scroll down a page on their “fake” profile to reveal the truth. Yes, it really can be that simple to identify the real people behind the scams. Not every time of course, but it happens often enough to give us a good laugh at the stupidity of some scammers.
We’re going to be speaking on sextortion/webcam blackmail scams this time around.
This weekend we did some work on changing the design of blackmailscams.com and giving a little spit and polish. Now the advice is in small sections with back and forward buttons to navigate. The old style was pretty scary as it had all the information on the same page. Hopefully it’ll make it easier to follow the steps we advise showing them this way.