Granny tik-toking, being on a zoom call with your boss with no trousers on, technology is making the world a beautiful place, isn’t it?
But the wave of technological evolution sweeping society has not come without its ills. Crime is proportionately morphing, as the fast-expanding internet appears to broaden the spectrum of criminal possibilities scrupulous elements can explore.
An evil fast consolidating in contemporary digital-savvy societies is sextortion. Sounds weird? Actually, it is.
Sextortion is synonymous with online blackmail, but this time, the criminal wants more than your credit card details. They want you to indulge in dehumanizing sexual activity with them.
Ridiculous as it sounds, victims of sextortion are often pressured and threatened to send nude pictures, and in more baffling cases, forced to engage in masturbation in front of a webcam.
Where is it predominant?
So much we have to thank social media for, but it is sadly festering with sextortion perpetrations. These predators diligently gain their victim’s trust, enough for those victims to send them private or sexually delicate materials.
Here, is their bait, and leveraging on such sensitive information, the blackmailer would force the victim to engage in even more sensitive sexual acts, ultimately forming an increasingly difficult dungeon to break from.
Hard as it appears, you can yet break out of that dungeon. If you are a victim of sextortion, I will give you four prison-break hacks to breaking free and recovering your beloved life.
1. Don’t keep it all to yourself
This is what your blackmailer desires best: you not telling anyone about the situation. By locking you in that closed miserable world, such a blackmailer attains overwhelming influence over you because you feel you are alone in the dark.
But in truth, you aren’t. Reach out to someone you trust. Oh, you feel the people you tell will see you as the stupidest person on earth? No, you are not that terribly at fault.
Just anyone can be a victim. You trusted someone – which is completely natural. Just that you were unfortunate to invest such costly trust in the wrong individual.