They are involved in various types of scams (video blackmail, phishing, inheritance scams, lottery scams, romance scams, etc).
By creating all kinds of female or male profiles with fake pictures, the illusion is perfect and the scam establishes first contact via these different platforms.
For several years now, organised gangs of scammers mainly from the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, the Philippines, etc have been running these webcam video scams on the Internet.
Initially on dating sites, they now operate on general social networks like Facebook and on professional social networks like Linked In or Viadeo.
Whether on dating sites (all sites are affected) or social networks, the scam is established in the same way.