A few of my friends and my mother immediately call me within 5 minutes saying your Facebook is going crazy, as well as texting me the pics!I was mortified.” The Reddit user then described how he tried to make additional payments over the next couple of days to various names the scammer provided using Moneygram and Western Union.All of the sudden, the screen changed to a replay of my image/video being played back to me.They said ‘Hahaha, I now have your naked photo and your Facebook contacts, give me 00 or I send [it] to all your family, friends and coworkers!I did undress but sensed something fishy and disconnected. I was shown my Facebook profile and list of all my friends who will get the video.The scamster asked me to send 00 to a Western Union account in Pakistan.One man sent us a link to this listing, saying that he was targeted for sextortion after trading photos with the person who posted: A TDS Reader contacted us on November 20, 2017 to report that the sextortionists targeted him, though it wasn’t on Facebook: “I met an id on a free chatting site.
The conversation was fairly innocent to begin with, but the bad English was the first red flag.The scammer was threatening the victim continually through messaging, ultimately making his life miserable.After a few days and more money going to the scammer, the victim said he was “DONE! He reported that it cost him a lot more than just money. Now he hopes that telling his story will help other guys avoid it. “ 7/23/17: On July 22 we received the following email from a 25 year old male…His point, he says, is that you can never tell if you are being recorded. “I was friend requested by someone named Michela Duran [on Facebook], I accepted, and moments later she sends me messages like “do you like sex baby”, and of course I’m a 25 year old man.Our added point is that it is extremely easy to deceive others online. Shortly after messaging back and forth she convinced me to video chat with her, so I did.The person then sends me the link to my video on Youtube. ” UPDATE December 3, 2017: A 21-year old college student was skeptical and cautious enough to dodge this scam… “I was currently reading your “Sextortion Scam Via Facebook.” After I was targeted by something very similar, so it’s still going on today.