In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.The scammer may pretend to be an attractive, potential partner and strike up an online relationship with you.While the technology continues to improve, users are slow to learn how to make video calls look good.
What you may believe to be a highly intimate and private moment may in fact be watched by a room full of strangers.
Some victims have been extremely distressed following this realisation, with tragic consequences.
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Ladies, keep in mind that while HD does provider a sharper picture, this also means that you might also want to do a makeup touch-up before your on-camera appearance since high definition shows a lot of detail.
Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.Please note that third party views or recommendations included in this information do not reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.The Commonwealth also cannot verify the accuracy of any third party material included in this information.Thank you to those subscribers who have provided feedback to our Alerts and Newsletters.We are very interested in your feedback and where possible take on board your suggestions or requests.They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.