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Recent webcam scam classic story

Scammers blackmailing people over webcam footage or photographs. Sometimes referred to as "sextortion". Your first port of call should be to http://www.blackmailscams.com for the steps needed.

Recent webcam scam classic story

Unread postby Amaru107 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:09 pm

My story is a textbook classic. After reading the forums on this website I realize my case is identical to hundreds if not thousands out there. As I look back on my experience I realize there were many red flags. I met this girl on Hong Kong cupid. She asked for my Facebook right away (red flag). I agreed and added her as a friend. She claimed to be from Singapore and US. But yet her grammar wasn't the best considering her origins (Red flag). When I asked her questions regarding where she lived and her job, she would either ignore the question or give a very vague answer (red flag). So anyhow she suggested web cam sex on Skype and I accepted. The video had no audio (red flag). Next morning the classic scene happens: she shows me a list of family and close friends from FB, then shows me a link of myself from the previous night. My heart sank and I was devastated. She requested $10000HK or she will start sending it to people from the list. I was actually kind of lucky because I was rushing to work. I called my friend in a panic . He told me not to pay, and I had no time to pay! If this was to happen in the middle of the night I may have had too much time to ponder. I blocked her from cupid, Skype, and deactivated my Facebook. Sent a request to YouTube to take down the private video. I have been googling like crazy for last 2 days about these cases. So far so good. I have had no contact or harrsment. No video exposed. I was wondering if there is a place on this website to submit the Info of these scammers? And also I know on this site you suggested not to report them on Facebook ? Maybe if their profile is deleted then all the contacts they copied will be deleted as well? There may be a chance they didn't save the contacts elsewhere? Just for a peace of mind. I am just paranoid. I know it's a very low chance that they will expose u. This website is amazing btw. It really helped me get thru this experience
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Re: Recent webcam scam classic story

Unread postby firefly » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:17 pm

For reporting the scammer on the site you need to put all the details you have about the scammer here: http://scamsurvivors.com/bmform.htm.

To know what to do - you have here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=580 the advices you need to protect yourself.

Most of the scammers do not keep the videos or the chat logs with the victims: you have here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=12325 the reason why not.

Reporting fake profiles on free sites is a bad idea, see viewtopic.php?f=20&t=66948 to understandy why.

You have here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4509 a topic about the aftermath.
Help yourself by helping others - report your scammer here.
Google can be your best friend;use it if you have doubts about someone met online. If someone met online only asks for money, no matter what reason, it´s 100% scam.
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