Skype, Facebook. Tinder and many other dating sites are experiencing this kind of scam nowadays. Sextortion scam targets people who like to add random people searching for someone to talk to, or even sex. They are then obliged to pay the scammer in exchange for what the scammer holds against them.
"Sextortion" is becoming widespread in social media and is the leading cause of mental stress and illness among the youth. UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls on social media networks including Facebook and Twitter to introduce technologies that would safeguard the youth further.