Posted by HardOCP News 10:57 AM (CST)
Wednesday November 30, 2016
What's the best way to bring down the number of webcam blackmail cases? Don't be a dumbass. When is the last time someone legitimately wanted you to wag your wiener in front of a webcam? Never? Now add in the fact that this is a complete stranger asking you to do this. Ta-da! Mystery solved! Quit being an idiot.
The NCA's Anti-Kidnap and Extortion unit has seen 864 cases of financially motivated webcam blackmail so far this year, up from 385 for the whole of 2015. The NCA believes the true number is a lot higher, though, due to significant under-reporting. Most victims (95 percent) were men or boys; men between 21 and 30 represent the largest group, but boys between 11 and 20 were also a "substantial portion."