Cyber Extortion Scam

Cyber Extortion Scam

Assume anything you do online is being recorded

WHAT IS A CYBER EXTORTION SCAM?

A scammer befriends you online and then coaxes you into performing an indecent act on camera. Afterwards, the scammer use the video footage or images of the act to extort money from you.

You may also receive a threatening email claiming your computer has been compromised and the sender has compromising photos/ videos of you, which they will share with your loved ones and friends. You are asked to pay the scammers in cryptocurrency to resolve the issue.

Look out for these scam signs

How to stay safe

Remember, whatever happens on the Internet is likely to stay on the Internet and is accessible to everyone.
If you agree to perform indecent acts in front of a webcam it is very likely that you will be recorded.
Scammers will exploit your identity and personal details for their own profit.
If you are victim of sextortion, speak to someone you trust, file a police report immediately and cease contact. Do not pay the criminal.

Cyber Extortion Scam: Real Stories

10 Oct 2021 | Cyber Extortion Scam

I got cyber-extorted

Met this girl on Facebook dating, and she seemed really genuine. It was also my first time using Facebook data or any dating platforms. she suggested that we move to line and continued chatting there.…...

21 Aug 2021 | Cyber Extortion Scam

I almost fell prey to scammer's trap

She liked me on Facebook dating app and sent me her overseas number to add her via WhatsApp, while stating she is currently living in Singapore. I asked her why didn’t she use a local number and she…...

29 Jun 2020 | Cyber Extortion Scam

Scammer got hold of me in a compromising position

met a girl through Tinder and proceed to Whatsapp. After chatting for a while, she asked if we wanted to do a video call to chat. I was bored so I agreed. shortly after the chat did get a bit flirty and…...

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