As successful communication spreads, so does the rise of scammers and Skype has not been spared. Worse, some Skype scams are particularly cruel and disturbing involving everything … Read More
Most of us all have a Facebook page. With that, we have friends and personal information on our account that everyone can see. All those who have a Facebook account need to read this article and be aware of the Facebook blackmail scam. This is a scam that a lot of us could easily fall victim to. A fraud that operates like a gang and originates in the Philippines.
The way it starts is that you will receive a message to your Facebook account, pretending to be a love interest from a sexy girl profile. After communications begin, the text chat will be moved to Skype for video chat.
She will perform sex acts, appear nude and all the while chatting with you and encouraging you to do the same. There will be a screen recording running on their end, which records all of your nude performance.
For a few minutes of temptation, lust, fun, or whatever you were feeling your troubles have just begun. Once they have what they want, they will end the video chat and create a fake Facebook profile with your photos and request to all your Facebook friends as well. You will then receive a blackmail phone call or Skype call demanding for you to deposit money into their bank account or via Western Union Money Transfer.
If you fail to send money, they will threaten to upload the naked video of you in the fake Facebook profile and send them to all your Facebook friends. At this point, you have two choices, give in to the fear of exploitation, humiliation, and shame and pay them, or stand up and proceed with Facebook reporting options to delete the fake Facebook account. Please read below to learn the top tips to fight back online scammers trying to blackmail you.
These are all extra steps we advise to keep you safe. If there are so many traps and dangers we face every day as internet users. To better protect yourself, think before you act. Avoid chatting with strangers on Facebook. Be cautious when you receive a request from new friends you have never met.
If you do talk with a stranger, try to end before the conversation moves to something private if you continue the chat in private, that allows the scammer to do more of a social engineering style of attack. Remember, the last attack takes place if and when you agree to Skype.
If you suspect you may be a victim of a Facebook blackmail scam, please contact Social Catfish to assist you in identifying the scammer. Social Catfish is fully equipped to investigate your scammer with state of the art technology and experienced staff of catfish experts.