So long the person you confide in is trustworthy, they wouldn’t disregard the case as trivial. Such an individual will not judge you by any means.
If you can successfully open up about the situation, you have defeated that fear that thrives from feeling abandoned. Indeed, this is a lucrative fear for your blackmailer.
2. Now it’s time to cut off the offender
Yes, the offender has been pulling the strings and running the show, leaving you scampering all about. Now, it is time for you to retrieve control of proceedings.
The first step to that is the cessation of all communication with the blackmailer. If they have been stalking you on Facebook, suspend your account for a while. You don’t necessarily need to delete it entirely. This is considering the need to preserve as much data for latter evidence purposes.
Many victims appear unaware that most of the major social media platforms where such sextortion acts are being perpetrated are girded with online reporting mechanisms to protect victims. The likes of YouTube can set up alarms that flag compromising content posted about you.
3. Never pay the blackmailer
Don’t tell me you are so much in a hurry to lose your hard-earned dollars. Should your blackmailer in the course of their escapades demand money, don’t pay.
Listen, paying such offenders wouldn’t permanently keep them off. What you would get at best is a reprieve before they come roaring again – most times asking for larger amounts.
Some offenders are as mischievous as still publishing the said content even after you have paid. Should the offender pass you their banking information, ensure to store them for investigative purposes.
Details of the offender like their Skype ID, Western Union, MoneyGram Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), and even Facebook URL should be preserved. Once again, keep all correspondence intact.
4. Now let us get the authorities in
E-bullying – especially in the sexual dimension like sextorting – is one crime police and authorities pay keener attention to these days.
The FBI is particularly interested in dishing consequences to the perpetrators of sextortion. All the packet of evidence you have gathered should be passed on to law enforcement agencies to proceeding with clamping the criminal.
Lastly, it could be beneficial to recourse to legal experts versed in sextortion crimes. In all, remember you don’t need to soak all that hurt inside you. You are not as alone as the blackmailer must have made you feel. GET HELP, darling!