If you don’t comply to their requests, they’ll post personal images of you online as a kind of blackmail.
People are most likely to be approached with offers of financial assistance, private images, or sexual favours. To extort money from victims, blackmailers employ dating apps, social media, webcams, and adult pornography websites.
An organised criminal gang is more likely than an individual to use blackmail against you. Australia may not be the blackmailer’s home country. Remind yourself that nothing is your responsibility. Sextortion has been used against others in your situation, and you’re not the only one.
Do you know what to watch out for?
It’s easy to be misled by an individual’s online persona when you meet them in person for the first time.
When they profess their feelings for you, they don’t wait long before moving the conversation to a more intimate level, such as suggesting you go naked or sexual on camera while you’re on the phone. They claim to have taken a nude image of themselves as evidence that their webcam doesn’t work. Many of the reasons given for requesting assistance have to do with the individual’s well-being, such as the cost of medical care, housing, or even the chance to visit family in Australia.
What can I do to help?
Sextortion should always be reported. Getting treatment for sextortion should be done immediately, since it may be quite dangerous. If you’re afraid about your personal safety, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. If you need help outside of the United States, please see our list of Global Resources. Depending on where you reside, you may get assistance in a variety of ways. Your local police agency may potentially be able to help. Paying for this service is a waste of money.
Please do not send any more photos or money to this address. If you pay a blackmailer, you’ll be subjected to further requests for money in the future. In case of any الابتزاز الإلكتروني, please visit our website.
You’ll need to gather proof to back up your claims.
Records of the blackmailer’s demands and threats, as well as anything else you may have learned about them, should be kept at all times. Among other things, this may contain their Skype login and ID, Facebook URL, and Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). There are several helpful resources on our evidence-gathering website. You can visit our website in case of ابتزاز.
Share your decision on social media so that others are aware of it.
Usage Skype, YouTube, or any other programme or software to get in contact with the person or people who made the news for their use of social media. Visit our website and download the eSafety Guide, which contains direct reporting links, to learn how to send photographs of abuse to social media sites.
Threatener: End any communication.
Ask your friends to do the same and also block them as a request. Think about taking a short vacation from social media (but do not delete them as you may lose evidence that way).
Keep your financial information secure and private.
If you have any social media or internet accounts, it is a good idea to change the passwords on each and to look into the privacy and security settings for each one.