Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.
They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf says she was violated by a stranger who hacked into her computer webcam.
Jeff Rossen reports on webcam hackers and offers suggestions for how to protect yourself from them.
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Some victims have been extremely distressed following this realisation, with tragic consequences.
In another type of webcam-based scam, malware installed on your computer can be used to operate your built-in webcam, recording images of you without your knowledge. Stay Smart Online offers a guide to safe social networking, as well as some useful insights into real life scams - online dating.
All you need to do is to click one of the red pins on the map and follow the instructions.
Oh, and once in a while, you might get a call from a stranger from somewhere on the planet.
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