Cyber Extortion scams are real! Don't fall for it

Anonymous | 07 Sep 2023

Cyber Extortion Scam
I discovered the girl's Instagram ID while using the dating app Bumble. I messaged her on Instagram and, after briefly checking her account, found it to be genuine. We transitioned to Telegram as per her suggestion to chat. She proposed a video call where we both strip, which made me suspicious. However, I believed it was genuine and ended up getting recorded. After the call, she sent me a list of my Instagram followers and threatened to circulate the video if I didn't pay her 5k SGD, attempting to tarnish my image. I refused and blocked her on all platforms, erasing our conversations and refusing to pay. I'm still traumatized by the incident. Be cautious and don't fall for such scams.