Digital blackmail; usually begins with a friend request sent from Bulgaria or Morocco
Most of the people who have a close or distant relationship with the internet world, wake up in the morning, first check incoming mail, examine social media accounts and browse various news sites. The fact that the internet has such a big place in life causes some troubles from time to time. With the widespread use of technology, “digital blackmail” cases have increased a lot.
So, what is digital blackmail?
Digital blackmail; It can be defined as the exposure of people to blackmail by recording inappropriate images of people they meet through various websites or whom they communicate with because of emotional ties. Essentially digital blackmail; is one of the events that evolve into various forms with the development of technology and show a continuous increase. One of the types of digital blackmail is overseas blackmail, which is made mainly from Bulgaria and Morocco.
Blackmail from Bulgaria and its stages
The regions where digital extortion gangs are concentrated are the cities of Eastern and Northern Bulgaria. According to the blackmail incidents, the first point of contact with the victims is a friend request via Facebook or Instagram.
These people usually communicate with the victims in Turkish and Arabic. It should not be forgotten that; In Bulgarian blackmail, although the gang members speak Turkish and Arabic , the language they speak is corrupt Turkish and Arabic. The reason they insist on speaking Turkish and Arabic are mostly to make the victim feel close to him.
After a while, it is usually proposed to switch to a video call platform such as Skype. The perpetrators then deceive the victim by sending a video recording of the sexually suggestive images of a woman to the victim. Likewise, by allowing the victim to send similar images, inappropriate / obscene images of the persons are obtained.
These people, who recorded inappropriate images of the victim, said that they would spread the images around the victim and blackmail the victim and demand large sums of money. As you can see, blackmail, which starts with a friend request, is completed by threatening the obscene images of the person by sending them to all friends lists and sharing them on internet sites.
Stages of Friend Request and Follow-on Blackmail from Morocco
Another center of digital blackmail is Morocco. Here, using similar methods, the victim is trapped. In digital blackmail perpetrated by people in Morocco, the perpetrators usually correspond in English, convince the victim to make a video call, and then secretly record inappropriate images of the victim through platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Tinder, Skype or chat sites. Similar to Bulgarian blackmail, they blackmail the victim on the grounds that their inappropriate content will be sent to the friend list on social media and spread to the internet.
What is the way to avoid digital blackmail?
The first step the person subjected to digital blackmail must take to stop blackmail is to not compromise on blackmail. Staying in touch with the blackmailers and doing the desired things one by one means to pave the way for the continuation of blackmail. Even fulfilling the request of the blackmailed person only once will cause the opponent to put more pressure on the victim. For this reason, the most important issue that blackmail victims should know is that the blackmailer should not do what the blackmailer wants.
The next step should be to prevent inappropriate images from being published online. If the images are shared, an informatics company that provides reputation management services must be contacted to ensure that the content is followed and permanently deleted from the internet environment. Thus, by scanning the victim on the internet 24/7, sharing and spreading of inappropriate content can be prevented.
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