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Webcam Cyber Crime — Help Against Blackmail and Bullying

Important points to take note if you caught in a blackmail scam.

1. Ignore any further contact at all with this person. Don’t even open an email from them or that references the video in its title. When you pay out once, they will try and try for more. Completely blanking them is the only way to go.

2. Be very wary of anyone new contacting you online. Change you password if you recieved suspicious strangers who keep wanted to befriend you.

3. Google your details to see if anything else shows up, and if it does then immediately report it to the site. I wish you luck.

*A real story happened to a 16year old girl in September 2012.

http://jantamaya.hubpages.com/hub/Webcam-Cyber-Crime-Help-against-Blackmail-Online

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Blackmail with Webcam

If you did not fall for the scammers trap, here is another blackmail scam which is in trend… It’s pretty scary to know much things are happening around us or neighbouring countries…

So ladies out there, please be smart enough to spot hints… don’t be the next victim…

Blackmail with Web Cam Pictures

Scammers want to see what they can see as far as your house goes. We understand they sometimes have their victims scan around their house on the web cam in a ruse of saying they want to get to know you better.

Web cams are a psychological tool. By turning on your web cam to the scammer, you have become more vulnerable. They will use it to strengthen the relationship, telling the victim how beautiful or handsome she/he is. This creates more of a bond.

Scammers often convince the victim to perform sexually on web cam. This again strengthens the relationship with the victim. The victim believes he/she is sharing an intimate moment with the love of their life. Sadly, in this case it is one-sided. When the victim discovers they have been scammed and that most likely they had a room full of strangers watching them in their most private moments, they go through the same feelings of violation as a rape victim.

The Blackmail:

Many scammers are set up to capture the web cam on video. When the scam reaches the point where the victim is not giving up any more money, the scammer then turns to blackmail. They have the video. The scammer can create pictures from the video. By this time, they know where the victim works and information about the family. They threaten to send all of the pictures to one of these people unless they are paid off. It is not a good idea, because once you start paying, the demands continue. If all else fails, they threaten to sell the video or photos to a porn site for others to watch.

When the scammer realizes that you are not afraid of what he is threatening and he is not going to get anything out of it, he will go away. Thus far, we are not aware of any victim whose video/photos were sent to family or business associates or placed on a porn site. This threat is another way to manipulate you into sending more money.

The best rule of thumb you can have is DO NOT TURN on your web cam for someone you do not know. NEVER turn it on unless they have theirs on at the same time and you can see what they are doing. Even then, be very careful that the cam shot of them is NOT a pre-recorded video that is playing over and over. In recent years, the software to create phony web cam video has become very sophisticated.

Steps to Take:
1. Block and delete scammer from all your programs at work and home.

2. Avoid answering your phones, unplug them at night. If the scammer is unusually persistent, you may want to change your phone number.

3. Inform your supervisors at work about what is happening so they can help you handle the situation.

4. Set up the your computers to block any emails coming from a scammer address.

5. Contact a Romance Scams Peer Counselor for one-on-one assistance and guidance.

6. Do not respond to the scammer. Ignore him. Responding puts you at risk of being sucked back into the scam and giving into their demands.

7. Make copies of emails and instant messages of these threats. Document what is happening as it is happening.

8. Remember these are only threats. They use these tactics to continue to manipulate you into sending them money. If you refuse to give them what they want, they will eventually move on but only if you cease all contact.

Quotes by Victims:

“Well, during the last month he (the scammer) had threatened to publish my nude photos in a magazine and send them to my place of employment, as well as every store in the U.S. and all over the Internet unless I sent him money. I panicked and sent him money. But, of course, that was not the end of it. He still wanted more money.“

“He keeps sending me emails threatening to send those nude photos of me to my work. I’ve been assured here at work that they will not allow them to pass thru. In his email today he said he will open up new accounts if he has to. He’s threatening me so much. This is pure blackmail!! I’m so pissed and I’m so mad at myself for letting it get this far. You just can’t trust anyone these days, can you?”

*Source from : http://www.romancescams.org/

To be continued in the next article : Webcam Cyber Crime — Help Against Blackmail and Bullying

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Romance Scam 2013

Something to share with the ladies out there… I hope to bring awareness to all women out there… especially in Singapore… Theses scammers are residing in Malaysia, KL or even Penang…

I personally met with one recently… but glad that I managed to pull away fast before it got worse… So ladies, please read and passed the message to all your female friends out there…

What is a Romance Scam
How The Scams Work
Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles. Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States. The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate. The scammers are good at what they do; they ask lots of questions of the victim regarding what they want in their lives.

The scammer then takes the information and turns it into a dream that becomes a reality to the victim. They use words we all like to hear to woo our hearts so they can burn our souls. They use psychology to hold you in their spell. Once they have established a relationship then the scamming begins. In all cases the plea for Financial assistance is the key to the scam. This can be for assistance in cashing a check that they are unable to cash themselves and also asking for financial assistance to help them out of a difficulty they are having. They have landed in a hotel and now cannot pay the bill so the hotel is holding all their papers so they cannot leave. They are desperate to come to you but need your help with the money to manage that. They were mugged and are in the hospital and need you to pay their hospital bill as they are being held hostage until it is paid.

Steps to Take
Steps To Take When You Have Been Scammed
1.Immediately cease all contact with the scammer! Block their email address, ignore their instant messages, ignore their phone calls.
2.Contact Western Union to see if the payment has not been picked up yet.
3.Make copies if your email conversations, and instant messages. Keep originals for yourself, give copies to the various reporting agencies, and keep all receipts and envelopes, anything that can be used as evidence.
4.Report scammer to dating site you were contacted on, Yahoo Profiles, the FBI IC3 , police department (make a report) and our Database.
5.Contact the bank fraud department and make payment arraignments if a check/money order has been found fraudulent and you owe money to them.
6.Contact your Postal Carrier/Post Office and ask that no packages to be delivered at your home/ work. Also bring checks and Money orders that you received to the Post Office to make a report and turned them over.

For more information, please check out the links below.

http://www.romancescams.org/

To be continued in next article : Blackmail with Webcam

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2013 just quietly slipped in…

2013 has just quietly slipped in… 2012 seems like a tough year…
I hope 2013 will be nicer to me… and sincerely hope everyone will safe and happy…
a refreshing start in 2013… Blessings to everyone!!

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Congrats to your success!!

Congratulations Mr Mixologist!! Congrats to your success!!

You have fulfilled your dream… May success follows you always!!

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Surpise Birthday Cake 2

I have been receiving birthday wishes since last friday…

started with Jo’s cake… then after birthday wishes from several long lost frens…

Celebrated with my family in the morning with tradition mee sua & fruit cake…

there goes my first blow…

Celebrated at kbox with V, S & hubby in the noon… they got me a black forest cake from Song Yuan… which is my fav cake… super tasty… i ate 3 pieces!!!

there goes my second blow…

but too bad tat day our form is not tat good… kind of made a fool out of myself… especially when my voice break… LOL!!!

Poor V, S & hubby have to bare my awful singing…

As for today got a surpise from JT, DoR, HL & V…

they thought of giving me a surpise during bkfast… but too bad i was late to work…

when i reach office… tis two person (not to mention name) accidentally let the secret out of the bag when they asked me hows the cake? Nice anot?

so i happily waited for lunch time… but din see my cake!

was told to meet at break time… even our Ms J who dun go for teabreak… sacrifice her breaktime for me… *so touched*

Finally break time arrives… my long waited moment arrives…

when i finally get to see my cake… Black Forest Cake again!!! *so happi*

canot resist the temptation for cherries…

there goes my third blow…

felt so TOUCHED and thanks for being there for me…

really appreciate all of you in the bottom of my heart…

tis is something very precious which canot be bought by money…

*Love you guys*

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Surpise Birthday Cake

Today is a happy day for me…

first thing in the morning… i manage to catch the bus to work… save my cab fare…

reach office at 0750hrs, then recieved sms from jo and JT… asking if i coming to work today anot?

thought wat happen… so early go for bkfast?

was instructed to report at canteen by 0810hrs…

was informed tat someone will pass me something…*curious*

as i was eating my wanton mee… my eyeball searching for my mystery gift… din focus on the group discussion about ytd retreat…

suddenly… a voice from behind my back came… “ahh… magdeline…”

all the ladies turned and see the voice of the owner…

practically everyone was kind of shock including the PTI…

then i turned and saw… a polar cake box… in front of my eye… *grim*

when i saw the PTI… *^_^*

jo really made my day lor… send me such a handsome PTI and ask him to pass me the chocolate cake… so sweet…

thanks for ur arrangement… *tonite canot sleep le*

and lastly thanks for ur birthday song… *LOL*

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