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Online ‘sextortion’ scam targets those looking for love and ends in blackmail – WAVY

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) –  An online dating scam is spreading across the country, and bilking victims out of tens of thousands of dollars.

The scam is sophisticated with many layers of deceit. It convinces victims they broke the law and they could be arrested unless they pay up. It’s becoming such a problem, that the scheme h as been given a name: sextortion.

In the swipe left, swipe right age of online dating, you may not be chatting with someone looking for love. The person on the other end may instead be looking to scam you out of cash.

“The scam is great. It combines two different things. sex and the fear of disclosure,” says Memphis Attorney Claiborne Ferguson.

Ferguson represents multiple “sextortion” victims. He knows how it works. Scam artists have targeted a dozen of his clients in the past year. It usually targets men on online dating sites. It starts with

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Dorset Police goes online dating to tackle sextortion

Dorset Police has been online dating for the past 24 hours to raise awareness of sextortion.

The Force utilised Valentine’s Day, a peak time in the online dating community, to launch a profile to provide safety information for those most at risk of the newly emerging crime.

Almost 150 men aged 18-34 within the Dorset area interacted with ‘Amanda’, 26, from Wool throughout the campaign, which went live on Tinder and Bumble, although the latter took just minutes to remove the profile for breach of use, and Tinder less than a day.

The online account was made up of four bold emoji-based slides and an entertaining biography which were based on messages around the risks of sextortion.

Dorset Police sextortion campaign

Jake Moore, Cyber Crime Prevention Officer for Dorset Police, said part of the challenge in modern day policing is to find new ways to effectively communicate with the people the

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Support for schools in battle to help keep young people safe online

SCHOOLS are being supported to protect children from online dangers.

A police-led Bradford District Cyber Team is staging awareness-raising initiatives and events, to help both schools and parents.

The PCSO team – comprising Izac Spencer, Sergeant Adam Taylor, Luke Carson, Samina Potrick, Samia Arif, Sergeant Rajwinder Driver, Joanne Cato and Michael Wright – is based at Lawcroft House police station in Bradford, but works across the district.

It was initially set-up as a pilot scheme in 2015, and has proved hugely successful.

The team works predominantly with primary school children, ranging in age from seven to 11.

It visits more than 150 schools as part of its work, but is also keen on parental involvement.

“Cyber crime is the fastest-growing crime type,” said Sgt Taylor.

“The team keeps well informed of new and emerging trends so that we can raise awareness

Read more at: http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15993449.Support_for_schools_in_battle_to_help_keep_young_people_safe_online/

Cyber crime portal to tackle reports of online crime against women: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the government has decided to establish a cyber crime reporting portal to tackle cyber crimes against women.

“We will also establish a dedicated cyber crime laboratory to stop crimes against women and children,” Singh said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference here.

He said there is a need to increase cyber forensic capabilities in modern times as cyberspace has added new dimension and new complications.

“Traditional policing is not adequate to control crime in cyberspace,” he said.

“Forensic science can be extremely useful in cyberspace. Our cyber forensic experts played an important role in preventing radicalisation of our youth. I laud the efforts of our cyber experts in counter-radicalisation. There have been incidents when morphed pictures are used to create confusion and tension,” he said.

The Union Home Minister said many countries have successfully utilised forensic DNA database in their

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Kingpin of huge online cyber crime network arrested in Bangkok

A Russian man who police say operates one of the world’s largest online criminal networks has been arrested in Bangkok and is set to be extradited to the US.

Sergey Medvedev, 31, is accused of being one of the co-founders of the Infraud Organisation, an online bazaar, which has been compared to eBay for criminals, where weapons, drugs, stolen identities, credit card details and even hardware that can compromise ATMs is for sale.

Thai police said that Medvedev was arrested on Sukhumvit Soi 56 on February 2 at the request of their US counterparts.

He had been in Thailand for six weeks and was staying at a condo on Sukhumvit Soi 100/1.

Police said that Medvedev was a frequent visitor to Thailand over the past 6 years, staying in the country on tourist visas.

Sergey Medvedev

Earlier this week, the US Department for Justice indicted 36 people

Read more at: https://tech.thaivisa.com/kingpin-huge-online-cyber-crime-network-arrested-bangkok/27127/

Kingpin of huge online cyber crime network arrested in Bangkok …

A Russian man who police say operates one of the world’s largest online criminal networks has been arrested in Bangkok and is set to be extradited to the US.

Sergey Medvedev, 31, is accused of being one of the co-founders of the Infraud Organisation, an online bazaar, which has been compared to eBay for criminals, where weapons, drugs, stolen identities, credit card details and even hardware that can compromise ATMs is for sale.

Thai police said that Medvedev was arrested on Sukhumvit Soi 56 on February 2 at the request of their US counterparts.

He had been in Thailand for six weeks and was staying at a condo on Sukhumvit Soi 100/1.

Police said that Medvedev was a frequent visitor to Thailand over the past 6 years, staying in the country on tourist visas.

Sergey Medvedev

Earlier this week, the US Department for Justice indicted 36 people

Read more at: https://tech.thaivisa.com/kingpin-huge-online-cyber-crime-network-arrested-bangkok/27127/

Online campaign takes on sexual harassment in India

New Delhi: At a time when the #MeToo movement has drawn global attention to sexual harassment at the work place, gender-power relations and hostile sexism endured by women, the pernicious issue of online sexual harassment of women and girls has not gained any traction in the public consciousnesses and continues to be missing from the larger narrative on violence against women.

An online anti-harassment campaign is now trying to bring public attention to the growing incidence of cyber violence and sexual abuse faced by women in India. Through hashtags, short videos, tweets, blog posts and the creative use of social media, the campaign called “#Digital Hifazat” is seeking to raise awareness about the recent but rampant, phenomenon of online harassment and the problem with existing legislation.

The #Digital Hifazat campaign was the winner of the SM4E awards in the “Online Safety” category, organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in 2017.

It

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Online campaign takes on sexual harassment in India – Livemint

New Delhi: At a time when the #MeToo movement has drawn global attention to sexual harassment at the work place, gender-power relations and hostile sexism endured by women, the pernicious issue of online sexual harassment of women and girls has not gained any traction in the public consciousnesses and continues to be missing from the larger narrative on violence against women.

An online anti-harassment campaign is now trying to bring public attention to the growing incidence of cyber violence and sexual abuse faced by women in India. Through hashtags, short videos, tweets, blog posts and the creative use of social media, the campaign called “#Digital Hifazat” is seeking to raise awareness about the recent but rampant, phenomenon of online harassment and the problem with existing legislation.

The #Digital Hifazat campaign was the winner of the SM4E awards in the “Online Safety” category, organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in 2017.

It

Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/L3okAh2OoXgHlYttSw8ftJ/Online-campaign-takes-on-sexual-harassment-in-India.html