*Do not accept Facebook friend requests from people you do not know.*
There have been several reports of people accessing personal information, photos, and videos through spyware. The targeted individuals are then asked to pay money in order for their photos and videos to not be shared publicly. If money is given, they will then ask for more. If you have been a victim of this type of scam, please contact the UMass Police Department and consider bringing your computer equipment to OIT or another computer services company to have it checked for spyware.
* do not accept Facebook friend requests from people you do not know
* cover your computer/laptop camera when not in use
* never give money to someone who threatens to post your personal information, photos, or videos
* always contact police if you believe you are the victim of extortion
Sep 28, 2018, 1:53 pm
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2019, 4:18 pm