The victims are then told the event was recorded and, unless money is paid, that the video will be released through various websites like You Tube.
Surveillance camera footage obtained by Toronto police shows an ambush-style attack at Yorkgate Mall that left a 15-year-old hospitalized.
He was rushed to hospital via emergency run with life-threatening injuries.
Sidhu said he was shot in the abdomen but his injuries are now non-life-threatening.
Once the victim engages in compromising behaviour in front of the camera, the video chat will stop.
The suspects then demand money from the victim and said they would otherwise send the video to the victim’s friends.
She added that there were no signs of foul play or obvious signs of trauma.
One of the women who died was a resident of the building, Douglas-Cook said.
Cam Adair’s family — Carrie, who was mostly a stay-at-home mom, dad Kevin, then an oil company executive, younger brother David and older sister Alyssa — lived a financially comfortable life in a three-storey home that backed onto a ravine.
Toronto police are warning the public about an alleged online extortion scam using fake dating profiles to lure victims into compromising video chats.
Sidhu said the witnesses potentially didn’t hear the gunshots and therefore didn’t realize what was happening before them.
Police are investigating the circumstances around the deaths of two women who were found without vital signs at an Etobicoke apartment building on Tuesday night.
Mayor to hold meeting on overdose deaths: Mayor John Tory commented on the incident at a news conference on Tuesday morning and said that he has set up a meeting with public health officials and police on Thursday morning in the wake of a recent spike of overdose deaths in the city. These are young people in many cases who are somebody’s son and daughter.