Webcam blackmailing, scam on Skype, Sextorsion... Advice for victims

Do you think you have been the victim of the webcam scam and your identity (name and surname) is known to scammers?
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Our company specialises in E-reputation development and protection, for several years we have been working with victims of webcam scams and blackmail whose intimate videos and photos are captured by scammers on Skype, Facebook and various dating sites for the purposes of blackmail and extortion.

Often powerless against threats to broadcast the video to relatives or colleagues, and not knowing what to do about these master scammers, through this website we want to provide victims of this scam with the necessary information to help them cope with this challenge as best they can.

This support website is divided into several sections to give you a comprehensive view of the situation and the answers to many of the questions that arise when one is a victim of this very particular scam.

IMPORTANT: all publications on the site are regularly updated based on new information gathered from other victims of the same type of scam on how the scammers operate. It forms a knowledge base that describes the latest methods used by scammers, risks and problems arising as a result of these scams (Last updated 4 March 2017).

1) The webcam scam procedure

In this section you will find a full description of this scam and the mechanisms in place to force you to give in and pay them money. If the procedure used in your case is very different from those displayed on our site, please let us know so we can add to our information base and inform other victims.

The main platforms used for such scams are professional networks (LinkedIn, Viadeo, etc), dating sites and Skype. Scammers create fake accounts to impersonate women or men looking for romantic or risqué relations. To implement their webcam scams and blackmail, scammers are ingeniousand use all sorts of deceptions to impersonate members of the police or interpol, YouTube moderators, lawyers, etc. Despite the fact that they operate from abroad, their methods are refined from month to month. Their texts, once written in broken English and riddled with grammar and spelling mistakes, are increasingly written without mistakes, sometimes even in very formal language, which makes them even more formidable. Be vigilant.

2) The dangers of webcam scams for victims

This part highlights the consequences that may result from personal and professional blackmail, particularly when it comes to the distribution of the recorded video on YouTube, Facebook and other video platforms or blogs and the use of your personal and professional data and libellous messages. The actions of the scammers can have real repercussions. Receiving no contact from master blackmailers does not mean they will not retaliate with pure revenge.

3) Protect yourself following a webcam scam

Once diagnosed, it is important to implement certain recommendations in order to protect yourself from retaliation and effectively end the blackmail. The key is to cut all contact with the scammers and to stop responding to their requests. Please do not give them any money. They will promise to leave you alone after a first payment, this won't happen, they always ask for more.

4) Customised help and protection against the release of the video

If you think you have been the victim of a webcam scam and the blackmailers have sensitive information about you (name, employer's name, address, Facebook contacts, etc) contact us using the form in this section to give us more information about your situation. We will shortly contact you to help you protect yourself.