Old scams have a way of seeming new and unexpected when they migrate to a new medium.
In particular, watch out for Stranded in [Foreign Location] scams.
Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.
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.
Ultimately, there’s no way to prove that it can’t be (or wasn’t) recorded. And ultimately, if this is something that really concerns you, don’t do that! It’s actually going from your laptop to the other person’s laptop or machine.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.In the meantime, don’t let your guard down just because you’re video calling directly from Facebook, where you’re used to having fun. And watch out for calls from hijacked accounts, or from borderline “friends”, just as you ought to do via any other messaging service, including email. Scammers must be licking their lips at a low-cost way of getting in your face. The very popular skype smileys (finger) and (wtf) is back in the latest version of Skype.