I’ll never know for sure, but I’ve never heard from anyone.Maybe a male relative saw it and never told anyone.” Samir has not heard from the man since, though once in a while, he checks to see if the video is back up on You Tube.Each time I’m watching the number of views to see if anyone else has viewed it. “From what I can tell, all the views were mine, except for one.
Luckily, a little common sense and some stricter Snapchat settings should save you from becoming a victim of such a scam.
According to blog posting from Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel, users who want a spam-free experience should adjust the settings that control who can send you photos.
The app allows users to control their naughty texts by automatically deleting sent photos after 10 seconds.
While some users swear that Snapchat is more than just a convenient way to cover up compromising photos, this spam campaign certainly takes advantage of the app's racy reputation.
The other weakness is when they are married, for example. Users can protect themselves against sextortionists like the one that targeted Samir by following some best practices for social networking sites.
For instance, users should never post too much information about themselves on Twitter or Facebook, as fraudsters could abuse that information to steal their identity.
She is 23 and says she is living with her older sister in Sidon, Lebanon. The girl reveals she is sexually attracted to Samir. She then begins performing sexual acts on herself and asks if he would reciprocate. At the end of their conversation, the girl asks Samir what he does. She’s impressed: “Listen, I’m a man, and I recorded a video of you [during your chat with the girl]….
I have a list of your friends and family from Facebook – your mum, your sister, your cousins.
[See also: How to Safely Send a Digital Valentine ] This week, Snapchat users who had never changed their default settings to "private" started receiving unsolicited "snaps" from "Honey. Honey Crush, the cover for a sleazeball scammer, invited app users to follow her on Skype via a "snap" featuring a naked brunette with a sultry expression.