All of the sudden, the screen changed to a replay of my image/video being played back to me.They said 'Hahaha, I now have your naked photo and your Facebook contacts, give me 00 or I send [it] to all your family, friends and coworkers!'." The victim was told to purchase a moneygram and send it to someone named "Marvin Samsang" in the Philippines.Would you have done that to keep the embarrassing video from being posted and shown to all your friends, family and co-workers? I told him I had no more money and wasn't going to pay him anything else, hoping he was bluffing.We have heard from a few men who inform us to be wary of ads posted on Craigslist's forums for casual sex.One man sent us a link to this listing, saying that he was targeted for sextortion after trading photos with the person who posted: Learn how Steven got scammed out of 00 using Airbnb so you can avoid this scam!
The company was sold late last year by e Bay for about £1.3billion to an investor group that includes Skype's founders.
That is generally cheaper for the company than routing calls from the internet to cell phones.
Next Wednesday Skype plans to unveil new subscriptions that let users choose which countries they want to call and whether they want to call landlines and mobiles or just one of the two.
The Daily Scam is very sad to report a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, but then progressing to the use of Skype for video chatting. She manipulates the victim to include video of his face during their video exchange. Read this post by a Reddit user who was scammed this way and then blackmailed not to post the video captured by the scammer… They had one friend in common, and were saying they were in my same industry.
The victim is coaxed into exposing himself during a skype conversation with a newly-friended woman who appears to be interested in video sex.
The free internet calling service Skype will allow group video chats for the first time.