Guys, I really need help. A friend of mine is being blackmailed.
The gist of it is she had pics of her stolen and now the guy is telling her she needs to pay him and fuck him or he'll publish the photos. She gave me the link he got them from.
I don't know jack about computers, so I don't know if the guy can be tracked or anything.
But how would you guys recommend she goes about this? Should she reply? For obvious reasons, she really doesn't want her photos uploaded. But what is the best way to deal with someone who is blackmailing you? Especially if they are likely from a different country...
She should do what he asks. If she can't afford it do whatever sexual thing he desires. Or, alternatively tell her to meetup with him and just as she's pulling down his pants stab him with a knife and tell the cops he tried to rape her.
You make this too difficult for yourselves.
1. Contact the police.
2. Ignore the mother fucker and change the passwords to the shares of the photos or put them some where else.
>especially if they are from a different country
Yea nobody wants people to see compromising photos yet everyone wants to sext/post shit online huh. Whether she knew the risks involved or not she will have to face consequences for her actions at one point or another. How I see it:
1) Contact the police, only for them to tell you that you have no evidence; come back later
2)friend becomes a sex slave
3) She disregards his requests; he either posts or doesn't post the pictures, then you deal with the mess that you created.
Seriously. Two options listed. Either are better than fucking this stranger and trying to pull a knife on him as was Alphonse suggestion. But what evs.
That's sort of what I was thinking was going to happen. Not a ton to do against online criminals. I was hoping maybe there was some strategy, but you guys are kind of echoing what I was thinking.
Thanks for chiming in!
my posts are far more logical than your dumbass ideas
Lock up the account and take down the nudes for one. Dipshits
But he probably has the photos already, so you call his bluff and ignore it. If he does publish them, you can get legal representation to have them taken down.
What you dont want to do is give in, because there's no guarantee he will actually not publish the photos or come back asking for more
Please keep this in mind: if he publishes them to a major website, you can contact moderators to have them removed.
If he has his own website, it's minimal damage and you can pursue legal action later
If the girl is under age then Police will 100% take action even if international action required (assuming these are civilised western countries).
If not underage then still get police involved. Have the police contact the blackmailer ion her behalf. This may be enough to stop it.
She should call the police with copies of the messages. She's already got him dead to rights on blackmail and attempted rape. She may have him on conspiracy to distribute child pornography as well, depending on her age.
>pay him AND fuck him
>Especially if they are likely from a different country...
why would he fly all the way over some distance just to fuck her? how much money is he asking for?
get that person on Skype and resolve their IP with one of those shitty online resolvers
Also OP, how did he threaten her? Via text message? Via mail? You can get the source code off an email and it contains the IP of the sender. You can use that to determine his location (only if he's dumb enough not to us a proxy, VPN or anonymous mailing services).
She should contact the police with evidence of the threat, just in case this is coming from inside the country.
Otherwise, there's nothing she can do.
Do not respond, and do not give in to the demands. Hope for the best, and be mentally prepared for the pics to go public.
Stolen? How does that happen?
Anyway, don't go through with it, the one thing blackmailers always do is get more material to blackmail with. He'll prolly make her do dirty shit and tape that too.
I believe it was one of those "no, babe, I swear these are just for us" situations. Then they got posted online a few years ago. Some other creep acquired them before the pics were taken down. Somehow has her email address.
If you give in to blackmailers all that happens is they keep the incriminating material and hold it over you to keep asking for more. Does she want to shaken for every penny and become his long term sex slave?
The only solution is to contact police, blackmail is an offence mostly everywhere. The only alternative is to make them 'disappear'.