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 dont 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 youre doing on the internet, and two is watch out for being scammed."