Webcams make it possible for us to make face-to-face calls with friends and family over the internet. These days, webcams are built into most laptops, many desktop computers, and mobile devices, so it’s important for everyone to understand the risks.
The popular use of online communications has given rise to online sexual predators who come up with creative ways to take advantage of unsuspecting men, women and teens. These predators use various methods to seduce or pressure a victim to perform sexual favors, and often threaten the victim with embarrassment if they don’t do it.
Online sexual blackmail is sometimes called Sextortion, or Romance Scam. Victims are usually lured through social media sites, and the blackmailers are often part of criminal gangs from foreign countries.