Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.
In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.
Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.
Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.
During the video call the scammer may attempt to lead you into participating in intimate, sexual activity or nudity, which can later be used to blackmail you.
The scammer may pretend to be an attractive, potential partner and strike up an online relationship with you.
It may take some time and seem extremely believable.
You will, at some point, receive some random requests from girl-bots, sometimes with sexy pictures.
Invariably the profile is of a mid-20s female like the one I received not long ago.
Other reports include the scammer manipulating the images taken, to make them seem worse.