I joined this forum to tell my story and hopefully prevent others from falling into the same trap I did. Although looking back I feel incredibly stupid and naive for falling for this...
I recently joined Cupid.com with a 3 day trial. As soon as I joined I got winks, waves and chat invites. After chatting with one girl, she asked me to add her to facebook. I saw no harm and wanted to see her pictures anyways. Then she asked if I had skype. I added her to skype and we started a video chat. She was a beautiful asain woman, I believe of Philippine descent. This is where it gets embarrassing. She asked me to take my clothes off and masturbate for her. I was horny and decided why not, I had never done it before. We took turns undressing and I preformed for her a little. All of a sudden the video chat shut down and she began to play back a video of me. She recorded everything I had done for her. Then she said, I need your help. Send me $300 via Western Union or I will send this video to all your contacts. She listed all the names in my contacts. I panicked, and agreed to pay. I eventually talked her down to $75. As I was registering for Western Union online, a second contact added me to skype and started telling me that her computer was taken by her manager and that she had the video stored on a usb drive. She told me not to send the money to her manager, but her instead. So now I had two random contacts asking for money "or else". I was being blackmailed and humiliated. I ended up sending $75CND to "Gabby Santiago" from the Philippines. I ignored the second request from the second contact. After I sent the money I deleted and blocked both skype contacts and the facebook contact. This happened last night. I could barely sleep and I still worry that my video may be leaked online. Among my contacts are my extended family members
Nothing to report so far but I still had to pay to make the problem go away and I still don't feel confident that it has. Obviously after reading this, you may think I was stupid to allow this to happen, and I agree. But it was a boring rainy Sunday and I took a chance. Hopefully, I can prevent someone from falling into this scam. I guess I was wrong to trust another human being I don't even know that I only met on the internet.
I should also tell you that she wasn't the only person on Cupid.com who tried to scam me. The same day, another woman asked me to join xxxblackbook.com and she would give me a private show, and a code to get a free membership. Luckily, my credit cards (which apparently was only for age verification) would not allow me to join, or I feel I would have been had a similar way. Good luck to all on dating websites and just make sure you know what you're getting in to.