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Webcam blackmail happens when a cyber crook threatens to spread a private video unless he receives money rapidly.

webcam_256How to react and protect your e-reputation?

1- Do not answer to the cyber crook

2- Lock your accounts on the social networks

3- Take screenshots of the threats

12662518_1037652622965599_8009800201764109087_n4- Report the scam attempt to the police or gendarmerie services

5- Confide in a trustful person

6- Inform your friends about the scam attempt


7- In case of web broadcast of the embarrassing content:

– ask the host site for its deletion

– and the web search engines for its unreferencing.


For more information (in French) you may get to the French National Commission on information technology and liberties (CNIL) website