When you are a victim of a webcam scam you face more or less aggressive scammers ready to use all sorts of blackmail and retaliation to force you to pay them money and give in to their various demands.
After having scanned the web in search of information about you,including on social networks (Facebook, Viadeo, LinkedIn, etc), scammers are often able to find information about your family, your friends and your professional relationships. They are also happy to copy/paste the contact lists in the emails and other messages they send you in order to scare you and force you to give in to the blackmail.
They may send video captured during the webcam conversation to your contacts and to protect yourself we suggest you follow the advice dedicated to social networks in the "Recommendations" section.
This is the most commonly used strategy by scammers. They use various video platforms (YouTube, Dailymotion, Wat, Vimeo, etc), blogging platforms and adults sites to spread the videos.
The videos are always accompanied by text containing personal information that they have collected from the Internet about their victim (name and surname, employer's name, address, phone number, nmaes of family members, names of friends, names of colleagues, etc).
This video and text content is released on popular platforms and appears in search engines, especially Google.
The danger is that when a user searches for information about the victim in a private or professional context they can view this content.
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