Man blackmailed after having a sex session on Skype

When will we come to the realization that everything we do with technology is probably being recorded?  If you don’t want to be caught in an embarrassing situation, you probably shouldn’t do it in front of a webcam and you definitely shouldn’t do it in front of a webcam that someone you don't know is watching.

A Cottonwood Heights man, unfortunately, failed to heed these warnings. According to KSL TV in Utah, the man joined a Skype session with a woman he met on a porn site. Shortly after having some video fun, the unidentified individual claims to have received an instant message telling him that the embarrassing session was recorded and that it would be shared on his Facebook page for all of his friends and family to see, unless he signed up for a plethora of online porn sites. The man allegedly signed up for $150 worth of sites before he maxed out his credit card and then went to the police.

The specifics of the compromising situation were not explained, but the police officer being interviewed by KSL reporters couldn’t stop from laughing when initially asked about the case. He closes with some good advice: “There are a couple lessons to be learned here. One is be careful what you're doing on the internet, and two is watch out for being scammed."

Source: KSL TV | Sex keyboard image courtesy of Shutterstock

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All he has to do is report his card stolen or dispute all the charges. Problem solved. Also he is stupid, because how would they know who all his facebook friends are? All he had to do is log in to FB and change his name. Again problem solved.

the police officer being interviewed by KSL reporters couldn't stop from laughing when initially asked about the case.

Funny how when its a woman its happening to its all... omg we got to catch this EVIL sex predator !!!1!1?!!"2?"2211221212 ?OMG

exotoxic said,

Funny how when its a woman its happening to its all... omg we got to catch this EVIL sex predator !!!1!1?!!"2?"2211221212 ?OMG

Exactly what I was thinking. Theer was an issue once in one of the Midwest states, dont remember which. But the guy went to a local sherriff to press charges against 3 women he said force him into the alley behind the bar and perfrom sex acts. He stated the police laughed and ask, "you got laid didn't you, why are you complaining?"

But as you said, let a women make the complaint, and OMG they use all country/city/state and even federal resources to try to catch the man.

Such a gender biased justice system we have here.
When the copped laughed I would have walked out and went to a gas station, got 2 gallons of gas came back smashed a car cop car window open and poured the gas and set it on fire. Then run to a local payphone and call and that station say, who's laughing now....

"it would be shared on his Facebook page for all of his friends and family to see" ...and how exactly is a non-Facebook friend able to post on someone's Facebook page for all their friends & family to see!???

GreatMarkO said,
"it would be shared on his Facebook page for all of his friends and family to see" ...and how exactly is a non-Facebook friend able to post on someone's Facebook page for all their friends & family to see!???

anyone that comes here would know that prob but i take it the guy was prob an idiot computer noob..

why are people still in this day and age embarrassed about things like sex? Everyone masturbates, the fact people can be blackmailed about a normal healthy thing is just stupid. Who cares, post vids of me jerkin off I don't care. I'm not tiny so it could possibly get me laid more lol

Colin McGregor said,
why are people still in this day and age embarrassed about things like sex? Everyone masturbates, the fact people can be blackmailed about a normal healthy thing is just stupid. Who cares, post vids of me jerkin off I don't care. I'm not tiny so it could possibly get me laid more lol

don't tell me you would NOT be embarrassed if your Aunt walked in and your "friend meter" was pointing straight up (alerting you friends were in the area)

and no no i'm just uhh saying that as a random example i made up honest !

To help clear a little bit of confusion, the source article actually says nothing about posting the video on the guys Facebook page, nor that it would be even sent via Facebook at all.


Shortly after having some video fun, the unidentified individual claims to have received an instant message telling him that the embarrassing session was recorded and that it would be shared on his Facebook page for all of his friends and family to see

A instant message where? From Facebook?

Also Im not sure of the contents but the video, but if it just shows your dick, what do you care? That's what I always do in these things; NEVER show my face. If my dick is out on the internet, I really could give a crap

Also, a person cannot just post on your Facebook account; Having said that, lets say the IM was thru WLM; That other person would use your email address to find you on Facebook. Another reason why you should always use a alternative email address when talking to strangers at first.

This guy obviously doesn't know much.

pes2013 said,

A instant message where? From Facebook?

Given that this happened on Skype, I'd imagine the instant message was through Skype...

But even if she could find his account, he'd have to accept the friend request first.

mikeyx12 said,

Given that this happened on Skype, I'd imagine the instant message was through Skype..

Well I assumed that when it said he received the IM after the session, it would be from another source but true, it could be from Skype too.

mikeyx12 said,

But even if she could find his account, he'd have to accept the friend request first.

That's why I mentioned that a person just cannot post on your Facebook

pes2013 said,

Well I assumed that when it said he received the IM after the session, it would be from another source but true, it could be from Skype too.

But it doesn't say after the session - It says after some "video fun".

mikeyx12 said,

But it doesn't say after the session - It says after some "video fun".


"Man blackmailed AFTER having a sex SESSION on Skype"

Its pretty clear.

pes2013 said,

"Man blackmailed AFTER having a sex SESSION on Skype"

Its pretty clear.

So you read the title but not the article? Where it says the IM was received "after some video fun"?

It says after the sex session, it doesn't say after using Skype.

mikeyx12 said,

So you read the title but not the article? Where it says the IM was received "after some video fun"?

It says after the sex session, it doesn't say after using Skype.


The IM was received after the sex session
The blackmail was received after the sex session.
Thefore the "video fun" is the sex session which is Skype

I read Neowin's article.

freeeekyyy said,
That's why facebook allows you to block users, and to prevent people who aren't your friends from posting...derp.

The Neowin article was wrong - it wasn't to be posted on his Facebook wall, it was to be sent to people directly.

mikeyx12 said,

The Neowin article was wrong - it wasn't to be posted on his Facebook wall, it was to be sent to people directly.

Mikey - the original article says, "They told him they had his information and his Facebook page. " -- If they have his FB page, they intend to post the video there. Otherwise why mention it?

Fezmid said,

Mikey - the original article says, "They told him they had his information and his Facebook page. " -- If they have his FB page, they intend to post the video there. Otherwise why mention it?

Yes, that's what it says. You're an editor, you're not supposed to assume things and change the story.

They may just use his Facebook page to find out information about him and find his family and friends. Please quote where it says it would be posted on his Facebook page and not sent to people directly (by any means)... good luck.

Sounds like a made up story. Why would you max out your credit cards buying all those porn sites...THEN...go to the police?

Call me crazy...I would have gone to the police first after the threat was made to publish the video.

texasghost said,
Sounds like a made up story. Why would you max out your credit cards buying all those porn sites...THEN...go to the police?

Call me crazy...I would have gone to the police first after the threat was made to publish the video.


A halfway intelligent person would have done that, yes. This person seems to not be even halfway.

siah1214 said,

A halfway intelligent person would have done that, yes. This person seems to not be even halfway.

Nah...not buying this supposed...news story. Not even the reported had asked this very question when they interviewed the police? Sorry...not buying it. I believe we are in some kind of "sweeps season" for TV stations. Sounds to me TV stations are trying to trump up stuff that didn't happen.

I'd have counter black mailed and said i recorded the session too and i've edited the video to make it look like she is doing it with a minor and i'll shop her to the cops.

Lingwo said,
I'd have counter black mailed and said i recorded the session too and i've edited the video to make it look like she is doing it with a minor and i'll shop her to the cops.

That's assuming she was on camera.

mikeyx12 said,

That's assuming she was on camera.

Usually they were unless the person doing the black mailing was someone else entirely but that doesn't seem to be the case based on the article.

shinji257 said,

Usually they were unless the person doing the black mailing was someone else entirely but that doesn't seem to be the case based on the article.

It doesn't really say, so we can only assume.

Charisma said,

The joke. You missed it

No, I didn't miss it. It would have been funny if it actually did happen on Cyber Monday, but it didn't. = no joke.

Obviously the guy isn't too bright or just got caught up in something stupid. Typical of dbag police to mock or laugh at the man when he simply asks them to do their job...of course they'd rather sit on their fat asses and revenue generate.

Hahaiah said,
Obviously the guy isn't too bright or just got caught up in something stupid. Typical of dbag police to mock or laugh at the man when he simply asks them to do their job...of course they'd rather sit on their fat asses and revenue generate.

ya cops are usually wormy pos's of crap
i got attacked by a gang of about 25 guys once in a parking lot on a main street and the cop car kept driving by slowly watching over n over and the cops never did stop lol
The police station was exactly one half block down the road too.
ANd no i never got my ass kicked i kept telling the 3 guys i wanted to fight i had a problem with them and they kept pushing this weight lifter guy on me saying no fight him lol
Little ******* didn't do anything.. tuff guys when they have 20 people to back them up and i was just standing with my 1 friend. yo gansta ballin g keep it real yo word aight !1111
not enough wannabe white guy Ganstaz out there lol

I was arrested outside a check cashing store once while 2 cops held each arm as the store employee manager guy came out out and kept jabbing me i the chest yelling at me and insulting me.. the cops just stood there holding me for the guy LOL
I didn't really care though i just laughed and shrugged it all off ..who cares nuthin new

I am Not PCyr said,

ya cops are usually wormy pos's of crap
i got attacked by a gang of about 25 guys once in a parking lot on a main street and the cop car kept driving by slowly watching over n over and the cops never did stop lol
The police station was exactly one half block down the road too.
ANd no i never got my ass kicked i kept telling the 3 guys i wanted to fight i had a problem with them and they kept pushing this weight lifter guy on me saying no fight him lol
Little ******* didn't do anything.. tuff guys when they have 20 people to back them up and i was just standing with my 1 friend. yo gansta ballin g keep it real yo word aight !1111
not enough wannabe white guy Ganstaz out there lol

I was arrested outside a check cashing store once while 2 cops held each arm as the store employee manager guy came out out and kept jabbing me i the chest yelling at me and insulting me.. the cops just stood there holding me for the guy LOL
I didn't really care though i just laughed and shrugged it all off ..who cares nuthin new


And today on people who are full of crap...

He got duped for sure. Like the above comment the blackmailer would have to know all kinds of additional info. Also if the guy has his FB set up right then strangers can't just post random crap. But seeing as how he fell for it I'm assuming he isn't so keen on technology.

How could this person share it on the guys Facebook page? First, this "random" would need to know his Facebook account, then be a friend, and then hope that his privacy settings allow stuff to be posted on his wall and then wait patiently for 30 seconds until he deletes it.

I don't understand what kind of blackmail that is anyway... what's this woman going to gain from access to a bunch of porn sites (assuming he was supposed to send login details to her)?

and... maxing out his credit card after $150? Hmm.

mikeyx12 said,
How could this person share it on the guys Facebook page? First, this "random" would need to know his Facebook account, then be a friend, and then hope that his privacy settings allow stuff to be posted on his wall and then wait patiently for 30 seconds until he deletes it.

I don't understand what kind of blackmail that is anyway... what's this woman going to gain from access to a bunch of porn sites (assuming he was supposed to send login details to her)?

and... maxing out his credit card after $150? Hmm.


Exactly what Im about to post....

mikeyx12 said,

and... maxing out his credit card after $150? Hmm.

must have a "tiny" limit on his credit card .... get it "tiny" hehehe

mikeyx12 said,
How could this person share it on the guys Facebook page? First, this "random" would need to know his Facebook account, then be a friend, and then hope that his privacy settings allow stuff to be posted on his wall and then wait patiently for 30 seconds until he deletes it.

I don't understand what kind of blackmail that is anyway... what's this woman going to gain from access to a bunch of porn sites (assuming he was supposed to send login details to her)?

and... maxing out his credit card after $150? Hmm.

Clearly the 'woman' (probably a guy) was getting affiliate referrals for the sites he told him to sign up for.

I am Not PCyr said,
ya we know.. obviously
not sure why you quoted him for that lol

No, clearly the person I quoted didn't 'know' at all.

u2_storm said,
Hasn't this been happening for years with sites like chatroulette etc?
well, if you're particularly fond of being recorded while watching videos of other recorded-people and have been doing so for years, then yes, in a way it is happening.

darkz said,
well, if you're particularly fond of being recorded while watching videos of other recorded-people and have been doing so for years, then yes, in a way it is happening.

What the f**k does that have to do with anything? He's talking about blackmail, not what *you* do in your spare time.

"but the police officer being interviewed by KSL reporters couldn't stop from laughing when initially asked about the case"

Funny after reading that, I would be laughing as well