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.
Webcam blackmail is a crime where an online attacker lures victims into taking off their clothes on camera and, usually secretly, allowing them to record a video.
The attacker will then make a threat to make the video public unless money is paid.
In part 1 of this tutorial, we introduced the Clipchamp API’s webcam recorder and went through the steps of setting up an initial, demo-able integration.
In Normal view, click the sound icon or picture in the lower-right corner of the slide, and then click Play.
A video file is not created by this recording process.
However, if you need one, you can save your presentation as a video with a few extra steps.
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.
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.