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“Sextortion, rather, is a form of sexual exploitation, coercion, and violence, often but not always of children.”The report also noted perpetrators, in its sample at least, were all male.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
As part of an online “sugar relationship” arrangement, John agreed in December 2015 to pay “Alison” — who he thought was a 20-year-old arts student — to go on a date with him. John would not disclose how much he paid, describing it only as “thousands”.
Instead, Alison, who he never met up with, threatened to go to his wife with copies of explicit text messages and videos of him masturbating which he had sent her.“She insisted our first meeting be behind my work office because her sexual fantasy was to have sex with a man in a suit in a corporate car park,” John, who had specified only his first name and used a non-identifying photo on his profile, says.“But what she was really doing was [tracking] down exactly who I was and where I worked.”Alison also called his home phone — which was publicly listed — and left a message asking for John to “please call Alison back”.“When I realised she had managed to communicate with my wife, I realised this was … When Alison attempted to blackmail John a fourth time, he says he told her “to just go ahead and tell my wife”.“She hasn’t yet,” he says, “but I think she’s moved on to her next victim”.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
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