6th of January, 2022. Georgetown, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: January 6, 2022 at 16:54 pm
Popular Social Media Personality and Reporter, the Guyanese critic, was today, 6th of January, 2022, targeted by cybercriminals who attempted to lure him into sending nude photos which they would use for criminal purposes such as blackmail and extortion. Fortunately, the Guyanese Critic was wise enough to discern that something was “fishy” and made a short video exposing the criminal.
Take a look at the video.
As you can see from the video, the criminal texted the popular Guyanese Critic and tried to lure him into sending nude pics of himself by presenting him with an unbelievable offer: Get paid to exchange nude pictures. Cybercriminals often pitch their would-be victims with hard-to-resist offers.
The Guyanese Critic has apparently never come under an attack of this nature before because he relates that he is clueless about what is going on, but was smart enough to not take the bait. However, crimes of this nature have been reported all over the world and has caused extensive damages to the lives of unsuspecting victims.
Here are some stunts that cybercriminals pull and their objective:
A strange young woman befriends a man on Facebook and eventually lures him into a video chat, taking off her clothes and encouraging him to do the same. He has no idea that he is being recorded. The criminal will then use the nude video of the man to blackmail and extort him, threatening to splatter the video across social media if he does not send money, give his Facebook password, etc.
A woman, or someone pretending to be a woman, offers a man money in exchange for nude pics, or simply offer to exchange nude pics. They use those nudes to blackmail and extort the unsuspecting victim.
While the Guyanese critic has escaped unscathed, crimes of this nature are extremely serious and should not be taken lightly. For this reason, Team Guyana South America calls on the Guyana Police Force to arrest the person who registered that phone number and charge them for criminal activities. We further caution all our readers to be suspicious of any kind of communication from unknown elements.
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