The fact that our AV back then could "magically" make it go away sparked my interest.
To find that out we played along and the following conversation ensued: At first sight it appears to be someone looking for companion.
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.
They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.
Other reports include the scammer manipulating the images taken, to make them seem worse.