Cyber Extortion Scam

WHAT IS A Cyber Extortion Scam?

Scammers befriend victims online and then coax them into performing an indecent act on camera. Afterwards, the scammers use the video footage or images of the act to extort money from the victims.

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  • The people you befriend online. Scammers often prey on emotions to convince victims to do things they would not otherwise do.
  • Remember that whatever happens on the Internet is likely to stay on the Internet and is accessible to everyone.
  • Do not trust strangers with photos or videos of yourself.
  • Do not agree to requests that might put you in a

What to look out for

  • The people you befriend online. Scammers often prey on emotions to convince victims to do things they would not otherwise do.

How to protect yourself

  • Remember that whatever happens on the Internet is likely to stay on the Internet and is accessible to everyone.
  • Do not trust strangers with photos or videos of yourself.
  • Do not agree to requests that might put you in a

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13 Jan 2020

Ignore cyber-extortion email

He has a bitcoin wallet address 1B567kbjcmWTbp3fyZ1BFudqvn9ojWKEEB. He has a screen recording of my computer and video of my webcam, and threaten to post them to my contacts if i don't SEND him usd$500…...

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I received an extortion EMAIL at around 4:58pm claiming that they recorded me watching pornography as well as COLLECTING My details and files and they will release my said "recording" to 6 of my contacts…...

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I met this 24 yo chinese girl on okcupid. We chatted for 4 days and decided to have a video call. However during the video call she record down my video & threatened to send it to my family & friends…...

14 Dec 2018

I ended up having an argument with them and they threatened me.

A year ago, A pop up appeared on my screen stating that my computer had been infected by a virus. I called the number on the screen. I ended up paying 200 For the year and i knew i had already been scammed.…...

03 Nov 2018

My mom just reached out to me, on a potential scam

My mom just reached out to me, on a potential scam. By her friends recommendation, she was recruited to be a paid personnel to raise bids at an auction. At the end of each bid, she signed a document,…...

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