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Unfold Close  CYBER EXTORSION SCAM

When you are coaxed by a stranger over the Internet to perform an indecent act for them, the video footage or pictures can be used to extort money from you later on.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

  • Be careful when making friends online; scammers often prey on emotions to convince victims to do things they would not otherwise do
  • Remember that whatever goes on the Internet is likely to remain online indefinitely

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Do not trust strangers with photos or videos of yourself, especially ones that could be used to blackmail you later on
  • Do not agree to requests that might put you in a compromising position, such as by performing indecent acts in front of a webcam. The scammer might be recording you
  • Do not provide personal details to strangers online
  • Contact the Police if someone tries to extort money from you

Source: Scam Alert Singapore