ONLINE SEX CRIME (SEXTORTION)
What is online sex crime, sextortion ? How to deal with online sextortion?
Online sex crime is a kind of blackmailing through the internet (through skype,webcam,facebook and sending sexual content on whatsapp) is one of the crime types. It also known as sextortion. It has been more and more committed with the usage of internet becoming widespread. In old times blackmailing was only done through the phone or with the letter. However as a result of the development of IT (information technology), online sex crime has became possible too. Types of crimes that you may come across on the internet are listed and shared by expert IT lawyers of our team.
What is online sex crime?
Online sex crime usually known as blackmailing with a video, blackmailing on skype with video call, blackmailing with webcam, blackmailing with Facebook, blackmailing with morocco. According to Turkish Penal Code, any person who forces an individual to obtain an illegal interest or forces someone to act, or fail to act, such not being within the scope of his duty, or to perform an act contrary to law; by stating that he will or will not do something which would be within his duty or rights is accepted as committing blackmailing crime. If these actions described above come exits through the internet it becomes online blackmailing.
How is the online sex crime (sextortion) being Committed?
As we determined many ways of commiting online blackmailing, we need to declare that offenders have some frequently used techniques of commiting crime of blackmailing through the internet. Skype, Facebook, Line, Whatsapp, Instagram, Instamessage,LinkedIn, Tinder and Webcam are the most popular of these frequently used techniques. Offenders of blackmailing through the internet may be either domestic blackmailers or overseas blackmailers. As committing domestic blackmailing and comitting overseas blackmailing have different results, the procedure that needs to be followed also changes.
Online Sex Crimes that are Commited from Overseas.
(by means of Skype, Facebook, Line, Whatsapp,Instagram, Instamessage,LinkedIn, Tinder Viber etc. )
Being committed from overseas and usually known as Skype or webcam blackmailing is one of our professions as IT lawyers. In case of Skype blackmailing crime, the offender and victim usually meet on a chat site or on a social web page. Offender wins the trust of victim and offers to continue chatting on different applications. These applications can be listed as Skype, Instamessage etc.. After convincing the victim to continue to chat on Skype. The offender usually encourage the victim to send pictures with sexual content. The victim, trusting to the offender, exhibits sexual content for the offender being not aware of the situation. By that time the offender records the victim. Usually the chat on skype ends with no troubles and the offender shows his actual intent later.
How is Blackmailing Committed by Means of Skype and Video?
Inviting the victim to chat on skype, the offenders usually commit the crime of blackmailing by recording the chat process with an application like Bandicam. Offender, having recorded sexual content, threatens the victim with sharing recorded sexual content over the internet. Also Sending the recorded content to victim’s family or collegues is another threat. Offenders committing crime of blackmailing on Skype may request money or any other benefits from victim in return of not sharing the recorded content. Offenders usually request large amount of money. Offenders usually take a screenshot of friend list of victim on facebook or other social network and threaten the victim with sharing the recorded content with this list. In case of not sending the requested amount of money. In fact in some cases in order to show their seriousness, offenders share the video that has sexual contents on video sites like dailymotion,youtube, google pictures etc. In this way the victim is trapped.
How is Blackmailing Committed by Means of Facebook and Whatsapp?
The other types of blackmailing thgrough internet come exist as blackmailing by means of Facebook and blackmailing by means of Whatsapp. Offenders committing online sex crime are usually professionals. There are also some offenders that are committing online sex crime as a result of impossibilities. Offenders, committing crime of blackmailing, choose a target as the first step. After that offenders contact with the victim by means of a message or a friend request. After talking about usual matters the offenders try to win the victim’s trust. When the subject of chatting turns into sexual matters the chatting channel changes into Skype. As a result the webcam also turns on. A fake stripping video that is created before or downloaded from the internet is shown as real. While victim whatches this video the offender request the victim to strip on the cam too. Being fooled with offender’s webcam view the victim also starts to demonstrate sexual behaviour or starts stripping on the webcam.
After a short time period, offender claims that the sexual content exhibited by victim is recorded and the friend list of victim on social networks has been saved. By means of this claim offender requests a large amount of money between 500$ and 30000$ for not sharing these recordings.
However the victims deactivate their social accounts the friend list of victim is already saved. The blackmailing process continues on whatsapp. Insistently requesting money from the victim, the offenders, starts to blackmail by means of whatsapp messages. Actually a blackmailing process that starts by means of Facebook or Skype may continue on Whatsapp. The all procedures we explained about blackmailing by means of skype is valid for blackmailing by means of Whatsapp too.
The Profile of Offenders Blackmailing by Means of Skype Video.
The profile of offenders blackmailing by means of skype video changes according to the blackmailer’s location. This can be both domestic and international. Especially the offenders from overseas are usually from Morocco, Georgia, Bulgaria, Ukrain, Tunusia and Ivory Coast. The offenders of online sex crime can commit blackmailing crime both personal and as a gang. As IT (Information Technology) lawyers, we think the reason for same practices of video blackmailing is the relation between offenders. As the offenders may be from overseas also the number of domestic offenders is at a substantial number.
The Profile of Victims Blackmailed by Means of Skype Video.
As the victims of online blackmailing by means of skype video are foremost from the Arab countries like Dubai, UAE and Qatar. There are also a substantial number of victims from Turkey. Before beginning the blackmailing process the offender gets all availeble information about the victim. The offender collects information from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter. After that the offender starts the blackmailing process by contacting with victim by means of a possible communication channel. The offenders usually blackmail the wealthy people. However there are also some situations that not only wealthy people are blackmailed but also everyone that is suitable for blackmailing is blackmailed by offenders. Usually the victims are male. The offenders use female name and pictures if the victim is male. On the contrary if the victim is female the offenders use male name and pictures on their profile.
What is the difference between online blackmailing and offense of threat?
Actually online blackmailing is a special kind of offense of threat. Legislator has specified certain kinds of offense of threat as blackmailing. Throughout our article, one of the important subject that we emphasized is the online sex crime. As IT lawyers one of the most common problem that we come across is video blackmailing by means of whatsapp, skype and webcam. This is a crime that come exist when the offenders threaten the victims to share their inconvenient medias on video sharing sites like youtube. If the victims don’t send the requested amount of money.
What Should I Do Against Online Sex Crime? How Can I Save Myself?
The victims trapped into online sex crime are usually asking these questions as a searching of an exit door; “What should i do against the blackmailing”, “How can i save myself from being blackmailed”. The most important factor for getting rid of blackmailing is timing. You should be calm and collect information about the offender that request money deposit over different ways like Western Union etc. If the offender has sent money in this process you should keep the receipt and save the screenshots of chat logs. After that you need to waste the offender’s time and without loosing any time you should consult IT lawyers of TOPO Law Office using the contact form.
We can begin a legal action against the offenders pf online sex crime according to both domestic and international legislation.Also we have a specific package that is created just for victims of sextortion. You can quickly get in touch with us and after our qulified team made an anlysis you can leave the process in our qualified team.