The steps we advise for blackmail/sextortion victims is based on our years of experience with scammers and from dealing with thousands of cases. We are the #1 place to come to for help, yet people still insist on ignoring what we say. Deactivating FaceBook for 2 weeks is the most important step, but the one most people ignore. Why? Seriously, why? Some days it feels like we’re banging our heads against a wall.