A man claiming to be the victim of an online blackmail scam has come forward with details of how he was caught.
'Luke' spoke to The Rock radio station this morning saying he was caught on camera in a compromising position while watching an adult website. He was then contacted via Skype and asked to pay a ransom.
"I was on my own at my house with my laptop, I was having some 'me time' and I got a Skype call about four minutes into my me time," he told the radio station.
"I put myself away and answered the call and it was this chick and she was quite hot, and she started being sort of intimate, so I was just talking to her and then she just sent me a video of myself – she somehow recorded me – then rung me and said, 'look they've recorded you', and showed me the link – it was on YouTube."
He says he had been recorded before he was called on Skype, and suspected a pop-up link from an adult website was responsible.
"I don't know how the hell she recorded me or what's going on there."
Luke says he was then asked to pay €800 or the video would be shown to his partner, family members and boss.
"They had my Twitter account, they had my Facebook, they had my Gmail – they had everything. They knew everything about me."
He then blocked the caller – who claimed to be from Amsterdam – and hoped for the best.
"I just deactivated and blocked her account, so I don't know what's happened to the video."
Six men have come forward to police over the last month claiming to be victims of the scam. Police are urging Skype users not to respond to messages from people they don't know and to refrain from posting revealing pictures of themselves online.