Eight men have come forward claiming to be the victims of a cyber sextortion scheme according to the West Midlands Police in an article published by the Guardian. Eight men have claimed they were lured into online video sex chats where screenshots were taken and then used to blackmail them into sending money to offshore accounts.
IP addresses are often traced back to foreign countries, making further investigation and prosecution more difficult. Police warn that the moment you reveal yourself on video chat, you open the opportunity for this kind of extortion.
Crane Hassold of the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI will be joining us at our 4th annual conference to present his work on the Miss Teen USA sextortion case that was recently adjudicated. To register for this event, please click here.