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Speaking Read more It just doesn't feel like Christmas unless you have a trip planned to see the Christmas lights display in the small fishing village of Mousehole.
It may take some time and seem extremely believable.
Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.
In another type of webcam-based scam, malware installed on your computer can be used to operate your built-in webcam, recording images of you without your knowledge. Stay Smart Online offers a guide to safe social networking, as well as some useful insights into real life scams - online dating.
This malware is known as a Remote Access Trojan or RAT and can remotely activate your webcam, at the same time, disabling your camera indicator light. The information provided here is of a general nature. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.
What you may believe to be a highly intimate and private moment may in fact be watched by a room full of strangers.