They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.Other reports include the scammer manipulating the images taken, to make them seem worse.In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.
But a little issue or hiccups if you will my caller ID on the other person comes up unknown??
I can not find the number to my Skype to give to landline family I’ve looked on my profile as landlines are not smartphones lol with that being said can you tell me where I’d go to locate the phone number ?
It may take some time and seem extremely believable.
Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.
So I can give out to the important people such as doctors?
Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.
Upgrading to the new Skype may result in the deletion of content from older conversations.
To save photos and videos that were previously sent or received in an older version of Skype, save that content to your camera roll/photo gallery before upgrading to the new Skype.
The new Skype update from about 4ish months ago (the completely new design) was admittedly hard to adjust to.
Though, it is nice now that the original big bugs have been smoothed and the newness has settled in.
During the video call the scammer may attempt to lead you into participating in intimate, sexual activity or nudity, which can later be used to blackmail you.