The sex industry is increasingly operated through online technologies, whether this is selling services online through webcam or advertising, marketing or organising sex work through the Internet and digital technologies.

Using data from a survey of 240 internet-based sex workers (members of the National Ugly Mug reporting scheme in the UK), we discuss the working conditions of this type of work.

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India's sex industry is using the web to expand its network and experts fear the women taking up the bait for easy money face a high risk of cyber exploitation.

The warning came from ECPAT International, a global network of civil workers to stop sexual exploitation of children.

We look at the basic working patterns, trajectories and everyday experiences of doing sex work via an online medium and the impact this has on the lives of sex workers.

For instance, we look at levels of control individuals have over their working conditions, prices, clientele and services sold, and discuss how this is mediated online and placed in relation to job satisfaction. 'The social construction of sex trafficking: Ideology and institutionalization of a moral crusade'.

Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.

One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.All my life I have tried to stifle it, but in the last few years it has manifested in different ways. There's something about that image of a woman looking up at you after you've pushed them to their knees.... You inspect it all, running the scene in your head as it's about to unfold before you. Older male - I like roleplay, cyber, or just chatting with younger or same age females. Not bad looking, from what I know - 5'7", 160 lbs, curly brown hair, grey/blue eyes...The second key finding is the experience of different forms of crimes individuals are exposed to such as harassment and blackmail via the new technologies. 'Risky business: Health and safety in the sex industry over a 9 year period'. We explore the relationship internet-based sex workers have with the police and discuss how current laws in the UK have detrimental effects in terms of safety and access to justice. Sexually Transmitted Infections Vol 75, Issue 5, p. “I work hard at being this,” meaning someone who can charge 0 an hour for sex. “Almost all of my friends do some sort of sex work,” says Katie, 23, a visual artist in New York. It’s almost trendy to say you do it—or that you would.”“It’s become like a thing people say when they can’t make their rent,” says Jenna, 22, a New York video-game designer.