Some trolls also ask their blackmailed victims for large amounts of money transferred to their bank accounts.
If the blackmailed person refuses to comply, they would publish the video on You Tube or send it to the victim’s family and friends via social networks like Facebook or Twitter.
People might post your address for everyone to see and you might get actual threats outside cyberspace.
You can also be unlucky enough to unknowingly buy a laptop equipped with a Remote Access Tool (RAT).
RATs are software that allows a third party to spy on a computer from afar.
The third party would have total control over the laptop and could spy on everything you do including reading your messages, watching your photos, getting access to your passwords and Internet bank credentials.
Most people on adult webcam chat websites are trolls that aim only to blackmail people who perform adult behaviors in front of the camera.
These people would undress and have videos of their act recorded.
Then the trolls would blackmail them into more adult behavior or even suggest personal meetings and repaying them sexually.
This is even worse than hackers getting access to your sensitive information like credit card numbers or your work files.
There are strangers who actually know where you live and are viewing the intimate details of your own bedroom.