CONAN: let me ask you about your life because you talked a lot and come on the show many years and talked about your relationships, ups and downs, a lot of downs -- MARC MARON: Why do you got to -- CONAN: let's be honest.
In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.
The scammer may pretend to be an attractive, potential partner and strike up an online relationship with you.
It may take some time and seem extremely believable.
Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.
During the video call the scammer may attempt to lead you into participating in intimate, sexual activity or nudity, which can later be used to blackmail you.
Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.