Month: April 2015

Some scary stats.

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 […]

So what’s next?

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 […]

Crimewatch item on 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, […]

CBC article on sextortion. Here’s the video: Huge thanks to “Sam” for being brave enough to agree to the interview.

Happy 4/19 day.

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 […]

Is it a year already?

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.

More about Tuesday’s TV thing.

So on Tuesday I’ll be meeting Folami Prehaye of 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.