I did a little digging today to check out how much of a growth we’ve had in people reporting sextortion scammers. Here’s what I came up with. Our first report came in around 3 years ago. The first year, we had around 100 forms filled in with scammer details. The second year that number shot […]
Month: April 2015
After Crimewatch, there’s still a few media things in the pipeline. The biggest issue we have is that most media request involve “Can you get someone to come on and tell their story for an article we’re doing tomorrow?”. Most victims really don’t want to do that. Sextortion ones doubly so. If anyone is a […]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/40DhRnbN7b69gMkPqsJ1m0Q/sextortion Featuring someone from a site you may know. Sextortion Sextortion is a crime rapidly on the increase. Also known as ‘webcam blackmail’, it refers to criminals deceiving webcam users into unclothing and performing a sexual act. This footage is recorded and then used to blackmail victims for money. It is an international, organised crime, […]
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sextortion-teen-victim-from-b-c-pondered-suicide-1.3041489 Here’s the video: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2665068774/ Huge thanks to “Sam” for being brave enough to agree to the interview.
Today I was shown the finished article from the filming I did last week. It’s good. It’s very good in fact. I still can’t say what program it’s on, but on Thursday I’ll be shouting from the rooftops where to see it.
Yep, it’s that day of the year that scam baiters love – April 19th. When I spoke to my wife about it earlier, she asked why it was called a 419 scam. The answer is very simple. Section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code makes it an offence for people to obtain money or goods […]
One year ago today, we switched to our current host, SoYouStart. I remember the problems we had with the previous host and getting things set up on this host. Three weeks of tearing my hair out. Thankfully nothing has gone wrong since.
Yet another media request today. Crazy stuff! Looks like I need to go to London next week. On the plus side, plenty of time to listen to some audio plays on the journey.
So on Tuesday I’ll be meeting Folami Prehaye of voic.org.uk for some filming. She’s also very kindly agreed to be interviewed for a podcast. As we’ll be meeting for the first time then, we spent some time today on the phone chatting. If you’re a victim of revenge porn, I thoroughly recommend checking her site out.
This is well worth a read. http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-strain-breaks-victims-avoid-payment/#ftag=YHFb1d24ec