Others have threatened to post the footage to porn sites or You Tube.
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.
In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.
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Other reports include the scammer manipulating the images taken, to make them seem worse.
The scammers may threaten to send compromising pictures or video footage of you to your friends, colleagues or family, or post it to your networks such as Skype contacts or Facebook friends.
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Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.