|Extortion and Blackmail Scams|
|MICHAEL RENNICK | June, 22 2018 06:22 AM | Comments (0)|
This form of online scam involves the scammer threatening you with some leverage. This leverage may be real or imagined.
Fraudsters can use private sexual media content of their victim to blackmail them. These criminals may threaten to upload the content online if the victim fails to comply. To comply usually means paying outrageous sums of money.
The terrible nature of this scam is that it is the long-term. It could go on for as long as the fraudster desires, and payment often does not solve the problem.
To avoid getting into this form of trouble, always lock your private devices. Never share sensitive content with untrustworthy people.
Talk to a qualified reputation management attorney. You may report to your local authorities immediately if someone tries this stunt on you.
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