Webcam scams / blackmail - What can be done?
A person exhibits himself before a so-called "girl" (a webcam scammer).
- The webcam scammer records of the victim, then blackmail him, by asking for money.
- If the victim does not pay, the scammer post the video on Youtube (or other: Facebook, Dailymotion, etc ...).
Most of the webcam scams are from West Africa, mainly from Côte d'Ivoire and Benin.
What can be done?
Short video about web scammers
- Avoid contact with the scammer
- Delete the scammer from your contact list.
- If the scammer tries to contact you, do not answer him.
- Do not send cash to the scammer
- Report video, if posted on Youtube (or other video streaming platform).
- Avoid showing off in front of a webcam.
- Protect yourself on social networks.