What to do if you have fallen victim to sextortion
If you have been a victim of sextortion, then you are certainly not alone. It is important not to panic and remember the following:
- Don't respond to demands and don't pay up.
- End all communication with the blackmailers, do not continue to message them.
- Block the offender on ALL platforms and change your password on all accounts.
- If you can, confide in a trusted friend or family member and please contact police immediately on 101.
If you have been the victim of sextortion there is help available. You can speak the following organisations:
|Lifeline||0800 808 8000|
|Samaritans||116 123 or 0330 094 5717|
|Victim Support NI||028 9024 3133|
|Out of hours GP|
|Belfast HSC Trust||028 9074 4447 / 028 9079 6220|
|South Eastern HSC Trust||028 9182 2344 / 028 9260 2204|
|Southern HSC Trust||028 3839 9201|
|Western HSC Trust||028 7186 5195|
|Northern HSC Trust||028 2566 3500|
|NSPCC helpline||0808 800 5000 or [email protected]|
|The Cyber Helpline||www.thecyberhelpline.com|
|Prevention of Young Suicide||www.papyrus-uk.org|
|Get safe online||www.getsafeonline.org|
|Revenge Porn helpline||www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk|
|Advice for young people||www.thinkuknow.co.uk|