This can make the victims feel extremely ashamed and embarrassed and, tragically, here in the UK at least four young men have taken their own lives after being targeted in this way.
Both men and women can be victims of this crime, either by being blackmailed or by being coerced into carrying out sexual acts.
We chatted for a couple of days, after which she invited me for a Skype chat.
They will then start chatting to the victim before offering to perform a sexual act on the webcam.
Officers say the victim, who is normally a man, will then be encouraged to reciprocate believing it is only for the view of their new friend.
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In 2013, Daniel Perry committed suicide hours after receiving an online message saying images or video would be made public and shared with his friends and family if he didn't pay money into an account.
Criminals might befriend victims online by using a fake identity and then persuade them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam, often by using an attractive woman to entice the victim to participate.Disclaimer: has a zero-tolerance policy against illegal pornography.We do not own, produce or host the videos displayed on this website. We have no control over the content of these websites.These women may have been coerced into these actions using financial incentives or threats.These webcam videos are recorded by the criminals who then threaten to share the images with the victims’ friends and family.If someone threatens to share explicit images of you unless you pay them money: Remember that you're the victim of organised criminals - you're not alone and confidential support is available. If this has happened to you and you're under 18 please talk to an adult that you trust.