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Imagine you're on Tinder, you get a match and start hitting it off and a couple of days later things start to get steamy. Tinder and other apps are now hotspots where blackmailing like this can occur. It's a nightmare situation to even think about but for one Perth man recently it was a reality. Often young women are at the end of similar blackmailing schemes, often dubbed 'revenge porn'. Ms Jordan Foster, director of ySafe, a cyber safety organisation based out of Perth. People often associate scams and blackmail attempts like this with older demographics, people who aren't as conscious of the internet as the younger generations.
Jimmy however, has grown up around the internet and is very aware of it's dangers, having heard of scams like this many times in the past. After matching on Tinder, and hitting it off for a couple of days the two decided to move to another messaging app, KiK messenger. The conversation then turned sexual, in which both parties sent compromising photos to each other. This type of sexual interaction is often called 'sexting'. Jimmy says that he was wary throughout the conversation but the person on the other side passed every level of identity test he could think of.
He says her Tinder and KiK profiles had multiple non-descript photos of the same person on them, often in the same settings, with Australian power sockets. A reverse Google image search which allows you to trace if a photo has been posted online turned up nothing. The kik sexting scams straw came in when Jimmy asked the lady to send a photo of her with thumbs up.
She replied within two minutes with the photo as asked. Jordan Foster is a psychologist and director at ySafe, a Perth based cyber safety company which aims to give skills and knowledge to parents over the dangers that the internet presents. She says this issue is becoming increasingly common and it was probably the case that there was more than one person working to pull the blackmail off.
Ms Foster says what Jimmy did in making a Facebook statement was a very brave and great thing to do. Jimmy says that he feels like he is not the first victim of this blackmail and thinks whoever was behind it has probably been doing it for years. And whilst he didn't pay, he sees in retrospect that it was bound to happen if he was to trust someone like that.
However, it hasn't dented his ideal for sexting, with Jimmy saying he's do it again if he knew the person was real. Ms Foster says that when it comes to sexting, to tell adults to just not do it is unrealistic. She suggests instead to be as safe as possible when sexting and to use measures that protect your identity. Please try again later.
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'I never expected it to happen to me' - Perth man tells of sexting scam