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Vikash Sharma

Citizens Beware! Cyber criminals have adopted new tricks of ‘sextortion’ to dupe and blackmail people. In its latest advisory, the Odisha Police have warned people to stay away from sleazy video chats on various social media platforms.

In a tweet, the Odisha Police has stated that several fraudsters, including women, are targeting potential victims initially by sending them friendship requests. Then they would make video calls to those falling for the trick after expressing their desire to speak with them.

The fraudsters often lure people into indulging in sleazy chats or video calls. Later, they start blackmailing their targets after recording such chats or conversations through fake accounts. The criminals blackmail the victims by threatening to make their video public and continue with their attempts to force the victims into paying a ransom.

The Odisha Police have appealed people not to entertain or accept video calls from strangers or unknown numbers. It has also been found that many people do not report such incidents out of fear or humiliation after falling into the traps of such blackmailers.

In its tweet, the Odisha Police has assured all possible help to those who become victims of sextortion.

 

 

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