Many Social Media Sites such as Skype, Kik, Facebook, Pof, Craigslist, okcupid.
This scam involves 'grooming' a potential victim into sending compromising photographs/video to the scammer - In some scams the scammer/thief will, initially, send compromising pictures which he/she will say are of him/her -- these will be stolen from elsewhere Scammer will meet you on a social media site and ask to exchange compromising images.
He may have asked prior or will ask later to be added to your Facebook account. He will tell you to send money via Moneygram, Western Union, Amazon gift card, Prepaid scratch off card or any other untraceable method to him. He will tell you if you do not comply he will send the photo’s to your Facebook friends list.
A Renton man accused of posing online as a teen boy to woo girls is now charged with child rape following allegations he had sex with a 15-year-old in the parking lot of a Bellevue church.
Suspected in a similar offense elsewhere, Benjamin P.