Beware of Cyber Extortion scams

Anonymous | 12 Feb 2024

Cyber Extortion Scam
I met a girl on a dating app called Meef. We chatted for a bit, and she asked for my Instagram. Her Instagram seemed legitimate, with 4-5 years of posts, which made me lower my guard. After a few days of chatting, she suggested we switch to Telegram. During our conversation on Telegram, she expressed being in a sexual mood and proposed a video call. Initially hesitant, I eventually gave in. She repeatedly urged me to conduct compromising actions on the video call. The video call lasted about 3 minutes and abruptly ended. Shortly after, she sent me screenshots of people who had tagged me on Instagram and claimed to have recorded our call, threatening to share it with all my friends and family unless I complied.

She initially demanded $5000 to be remitted to a Philippine bank account, promising to delete the videos afterward. However, she later requested an additional $3000, then reduced it to $1000. Realizing this could become a never-ending ordeal with her demanding more money and not deleting the video, I contacted the bank to cancel the remittance request. Fortunately, I was able to halt the transfer in time.