Snapchat is a social media app that allows users to share photos and videos with their friends. Unfortunately, it can also be used for blackmail. If someone is blackmailing you on Snapchat, don’t panic. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and get help. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Snapchat?
Snapchat is an American multimedia instant messaging app and service that allows users to send videos, images, and messages to their friends and family. The app is famously known for sending content that can disappear within a few minutes. This feature on the app not only appeals to normal users but to blackmailers as well, which has resulted in many cases of sextortion.
What To Do Once You Are Being Blackmailed?
Blackmail is terrifying for someone to go through especially if you have no idea how to handle the situation which most victims don’t. No worries, we are here to inform you of the right steps to take once you are faced with Snapchat blackmail.
Make sure you have strong privacy settings on your Snapchat account and other social media platforms you use. Also, disable any features that can give your blackmailer more information on you such as your location.
Document every interaction you have with your blackmailer. We are aware a user gets notified if someone were to screenshot their messages but there are other ways to keep the conversation from being erased after viewing
- You can tap on messages to save them indefinitely from being deleted after you read them.
- You can also pin the conversation with your blackmailer which makes the chat stay at the top of your chat list so you don’t miss any of their messages.
Do not ignore your blackmailer, instead, stall them, and provide believable excuses as to why you cannot send money at that moment. This gives you time to search for help.
Tell someone close to you about your situation. Sextortion can be embarrassing and hard to admit for some victims but the more support you get the less you feel alone and stuck.
Alert Snapchat of the crime that’s happening on their platform by reporting your blackmailer’s account. The app also offers a Snapchat helpline which provides users numerous resources to help if they are in any imminent danger, or need any support in their wellbeing.
Contact your local authorities to make a report and see what they can do to help with your situation. We also recommend reporting the crime to the FBI as well as blackmail specialists.
How To Get Out of This
To successfully get out of this nightmare, you need help from professionals. Do not handle this crime on your own. These cybercriminals are good at what they do, and if you were to handle this on your own, things can get far worse being that you’ve already fallen for their scam once, and they have plenty more schemes up their sleeves you can become vulnerable to.
There are many blackmail specialists available to you, you just have to do your research. If you or someone you know is a victim of blackmail contact help immediately. Report Sextortion on Snapchat today. Digital Forensics is available to you 24/7 so give us a call now or chat with one of our online representatives so you can get your life back.