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    New Developments in Connecticut Sextortion Scams

    New Developments in Connecticut Sextortion Scams
    • The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of many areas of the law, including sextortion.
    • The crime of sextortion is more commonly known as larceny by blackmail.
    • Victims are being targeted on dating websites or even through email.
    • If you have been a victim of sextortion, contact a top Connecticut extortion victim lawyer to learn how we can help you.

    What Are Some of the Common Sextortion Scams in Connecticut?

    One of the newest scams involves fake profiles on dating websites where scammers pretend to be young women. Once the unknowing victim responds, the scammer will lure you in to give them personal information. This information will then be posted publicly only to be taken down after you send the scammer money.

    New Connecticut Sextortion Scams Are on the Rise

    Another common scam involves receiving emails from individuals claiming to have hacked into your video camera and taken illicit photos and videos of you. They will demand that you wire money to them to prevent these photos and videos (that likely don’t exist) from being posted online.

    To learn more about protecting yourself from sextortion, click here.

    How Has Coronavirus Impacted Sextortion Scams?

    With everyone at home during the coronavirus pandemic, people are spending more time on their computers- including scammers. The FBI has reported an increase in online sextortion scams and has compiled tips to help protect yourself. Click here to learn more. Reporting instances of sextortion to the authorities is important in stopping this at its core, but this can be a scary process. An attorney who has handled sextortion cases before, from both sides of the case, can help. Knowing what kind of evidence to collect, what your rights are, and how to assert them can make sure you get the most out of your report.

    If I’m a Victim Can’t I Just Pay to Have the Information Taken Down?

    You could, but then the person can continue to scam people, and as we all know once something is posted online it never really goes away. Your best bet to protect yourself, and maybe others in the future, is to contact a to Connecticut sextortion attorney who can help you understand your options. You can make a report to the local police or FBI and having evidence can help move their investigation along.

    In the event you know who your sextortionist is, an attorney could help you file for a restraining order. To learn more about filing for restraining orders, click here.

    Contact a Top Connecticut Blackmail Sextortion Lawyer Today

    When personal and highly private information is threatened to be released, or has been released, it’s natural to be scared. A skilled Connecticut sextortion lawyer could help you know and advocate for your rights as a victim of blackmail. Read our reviews from prior clients here and give us a call at (203) 358-4700 to learn more.