Thanks to Donal O’Regan for drawing attention to the plight of men who have been targeted by a Facebook Sex Scam and for highlighting the hidden dangers of the impact this blackmail could have.
The “set up” itself is an old one; attractive woman lures unsuspecting man into a compromising position and blackmails him with the evidence of his indiscretion. Aside from the threat of humiliation and shame, the possible repercussions for the men regarding social standing or employmentare far and wide.
And on top of this these men have been abused by a person they believed to be an intimate partner. Sharing intimate, private images is becomming more commonplace and is being covered well in the media right now, however this time there is another level added: blackmail.
As surely as a the threat of physical violence, black mail is a threat to destroy, ruin and expose.
If you have been effected by this scam or have been exposed to image sharing and would like to talk to someone about the effect this has had, please feel free to call me on 087 7097477 or to contact me in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.