Just wanted to send you guys an email because it's still a very real threat going on and luckily, since I had never been aware of this scam, I was smart enough to keep myself safe!"I'm a 26 year old Brazilian man, and almost got scammed by a fake girl profile on Facebook.[UPDATED 2-25-18 below] The Daily Scam is very sad to report a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, but then progressing to the use of Skype for video chatting. Immediately after accepting their friendship, they messaged me. It then progressed to something with sexual undertones, eventually leading to an invitation to skype. One thing led to another with me eventually pulling my [privates] out. She manipulates the victim to include video of his face during their video exchange. Read this post by a Reddit user who was scammed this way and then blackmailed not to post the video of him captured by the scammer… They had one friend in common, and were saying they were in my same industry.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.
A few of them accepted thinking it was me, AND HE SENT THE F###ING PHOTOS!'." The victim was told to purchase a moneygram and send it to someone named "Marvin Samsang" in the Philippines.Would you have done that to keep the embarrassing video from being posted and shown to all your friends, family and co-workers? I told him I had no more money and wasn't going to pay him anything else, hoping he was bluffing.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!On June 19, 2017 we posted the latest example of the "underage girl sext" scam: Your Worst Nightmare: Sexting a Minor... UPDATE 10/23/17: Apparently this scam is still alive and targeting men.We have heard from a few men who inform us to be wary of ads posted on Craigslist's forums for casual sex.Petrified I tried negotiating and the amount came down to 00 as final.During this time I read various web sites and then I refused to pay.