I did some modifications to my FB and got the videos they posted on my comments deleted, reported the account to Facebook, and nothing ever changed for me. It is work and time for them to go after you but by showing no anxiety and giving them no leverage to hold against you, you are able to diffuse a really nasty situation.
Others have completely freaked out and gone through hell, even if they didn't pay the scammers.
None of the blackmailers have been caught so far as they are based overseas.
The force might turn to Interpol to bring the scammers to justice.
Nearly all victims were male, with ages ranging from 14 to 66.
The number of cases saw a more than 50 per cent year-on-year increase and is more than 12 times the 60 cases reported for the whole of 2012.
“Be alert when a pretty girl suddenly adds you on Facebook or on Skype,” said chief inspector Sean Lin.
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!It took as little as five minutes to trap the target.One victim was conned out of HK0,000 in a single case.'." 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.