A #makeITsafePH campaign: Knowing how online dating leads to rape and extortion

It’s already 2018. The advent of technology has spread far and wide and has reached more people than ever.   Millions of people all over the world now enjoy the benefits that it provides. However, everything has a dark side to it. Two of the common Internet-related crimes are rape and extortion. Many cases would also include sextortion. It is said that majority of the victims have been approached by online predators on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media sites. These cases happens mostly to women and they take advantage on the fact that they are vulnerable or going through a hard time in their life or married life in particular. ‘The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines sextortion as a form of online blackmail where explicit images are used to extort additional photos, sexual favors, and sometimes money from victims. It can involve hacking into a victim’s […]

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