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!
At issue is whether or not Utah's Internet Enticement statute is unconstitutional by saying a person engaged in sexual speech over the Internet need only believe they are chatting with a minor in order to be convicted. justice system a person is considered innocent until the state can prove their guilt.
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.
I covered the camera and was greeted with a video of a naked female who did not match up with the profile's pictures. " Learn how Steven got scammed out of 00 using Airbnb so you can avoid this scam!
I hung up soon after and "She" kept trying to call back asking me to "turn the light on" which I'm assuming was so she could see my face in hopes of capturing video of me being naked to use it to blackmail me.
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.
Taliaferro said in her client's case, he was convicted based solely on an Internet chat he claims was purely sexual fantasy.
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!
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.