The scammer may pretend to be an attractive, potential partner and strike up an online relationship with you.
In the United Arab Emirates, the business hub of the Arab Gulf where foreigners make up some 80 percent of the population, a longtime ban on Skype was eased only in recent weeks. “They can’t beat the tidal wave coming from the side of content so the only thing that the operators can do now is to try to entertain some kind of partnership with these companies.”In Saudi Arabia—where 60 percent of the population is younger than age 30—youth rely heavily on web-based communications tools like Whatsapp and Blackberry Messenger to circumvent restrictions against the public intermixing of men and women.
Saudi may try, without censorship, to find ways to monitor communications.” As revolution gripped much of the Arab world in 2011, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, spearheaded a counterrevolution—working to appease its critics with monetary and political concessions, while suppressing protests via brutal crackdowns.
Reporters Without Borders lists Saudi Arabia as an “Enemy of the Internet,” saying last year that “its rigid opposition to the simmering unrest on the Web caused it to tighten its Internet stranglehold even more to stifle all political and social protests.”In the Middle East, three taboos have traditionally drawn the greatest level of censorship: religion, sex, and politics.
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.If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.The Commonwealth, Enex Test Lab, and all other persons associated with this advisory accept no liability for any damage, loss or expense incurred as a result of the provision of this information, whether by way of negligence or otherwise.Others have threatened to post the footage to porn sites or You Tube.