5 Steps to Immediately take if your nudes are being used to Blackmail YOU.

Rachiyta JainCyber Security, Law6 Comments

Sharing nude pictures over WhatsApp, iMessage and other sorts of messengers has become a pretty common activity across age groups today. What ordinarily follows these temporary (thought of as permanent) relationships is revenge porn which is the reason behind so many giving up and committing suicides. The pictures which were then shared voluntarily are now used to blackmail. If you or your loved one is a victim of such a crime please do not feel pathetic about yourself because people are there to help, you just need to ask for it. Please be bold and take the following steps:

1. Do not delete the message

If you are one of those who goes on like this :

STOP.! These messages are a very important source of evidence. By deleting these messages, you are destroying evidence.

2. Take a screen shot.

Often the accused uses fake accounts to blackmail the victim. In some cases, after the account is deactivated the chats are not visible as well. That is why it is best to take a screenshot as soon as you receive such messages. These screenshots are also helpful when filing complaints or gathering preliminary data for investigation. The screenshot should capture the time stamp along with the message.

3. Get Expert Help

File an FIR or contact the woman helpline service quickly. Often people don’t approach such services because of the fear of giving out these images or lack of adult help. Rest assured, these people are experts and they receive such complaints every day. Your photos will be dealt with confidentially.

4. Do not give in to the blackmailer’s demand

No matter what the blackmailer says, do not give in to his demands because there is no assurance that he will stop. The only word you need to understand is ‘consent’. If you don’t wish to give it, don’t be forced to.

You will just make him feel more powerful and provide him more material to blackmail you further.

5. Talk to a friend, family member or us

Give voice to your pain and talk things out with someone. You will be amazed by the amount of weight that lifts off your chest. You can also reach out to us on +91-7832085146 and we;ll try our best to help you.

In any such case, your photos in these situations are dealt with on case to case basis. This is not a legal advice. If your photos are already shared on WhatsApp, a pornographic website, Facebook or any other platform, it best you contact the police with adult help as soon as possible. If you are a parent reading this post, please support your child to take an action. The post has been made light for the audience to understand with ease.  Such cases should be held earnestly.

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6 Comments on “5 Steps to Immediately take if your nudes are being used to Blackmail YOU.”

  1. I am an Indian n met an US lady online n she asked me to add her on whatsapp which i did.
    She chatted with me n asked my name pkace n photo of mine which also i gave

    Next day she asked for a nude photo of mine which j stupidly send again
    After that she started to blackmail me n told me if i dont pay her INR 3 lacs US$ 4500/- then she will send my pics to Indian Media n Television
    She has given me 10 days time
    I have no alternative other than ending my life if she really does
    Pls help me

  2. I am a Nigerian I got a message from a lady on instagram telling me she was going to pay me ₦100000 only if I could sex chat with her. Eventually I fell for it then she asked me to send a video of me naked in which I stupidly did, only to find out he is a guy not a lady he threatened to report me to my school in which they will expel me or he should send it to 85 guys in my school. Or I pay him today in which I haven’t pay him. Am so scared I don’t know Wat to do

    1. Hi Hannah,

      You must talk about this with your parents or an adult whom you trust. Along with this, this incident must be reported to the police authorities so that the accused can be put behind bars.

      Please stay strong and do not give up to his demands in the future.

      In case you need any further assistance, feel free to write to us at contact@cyberblogindia.in.

      Thanks,
      Raj

  3. Hi a guy said he was an army man n started chatting with me .. which led to mature conversations n then sex chat … I did send him nude pics n videos but without my face … but now I got to know that it’s all fake . Now he says if I hurt him he will publish those pics to my family n frds . What do I do ??

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