What To Do About Blackmail
What To Do About Blackmail
Frank M. Ahearn is a privacy consultant who disappears people, and a blackmail expert who combats blackmail and sextortion. As well as the author of The New York Times Bestselling book, How to Disappear, and a public speaker.
Frank began his career as a skip tracer, where he located people from Boston to Bali. He did this by pretext and social engineering, which is extracting confidential data from large companies. Frank has found thousands of people worldwide and extracted private information from hundreds of global companies. However, his days of hunting and pretext are behind him, now preferring the world of privacy.
After writing an article titled How to Disappear, Frank became the go-to guy for people all over the world. The next thing you know, he is vanishing individuals without a trace. Eventually, The New York Times Bestseller, How to Disappear came to life.
For some, life can go south, and danger appears on their doorstep. Much of the time, it is a situation where law enforcement cannot help or become involved. So, a plan is created, and the client disappears. Although vanishing is not always the solution, digital disinformation or in-person "fixing" can resolve issues.
Falling under the umbrella of privacy is "the strange." It is when something occurs, and you are unsure who to contact for help. So, if there is that thing you cannot figure out how to resolve, Frank can.
These days Frank prefers to work with individuals affected by acts of indiscretion. Like, blackmail, sextortion, relationship blackmail, escort blackmail, or business blackmail. The damage done can flow online and offline and into one's personal and professional life. Frank M. Ahearn is the professional to contact when you need to stop blackmail.
If you are in a situation and need to create extreme privacy or need to disappear, Frank M. Ahearn can help. If you are facing criminal charges, trying to obtain a new or fake identity, forget about it; however, if you have a legitimate reason, schedule a consultation.
Are you a victim of relationship, business, or online blackmail? Or in a relationship of "understanding" and need it to end? Frank stops blackmail, prevents exposure, and protects identities. If necessary, he can negotiate an exit when ending relationship blackmail.
What To Know About Blackmail?
All victims of blackmail want to avoid exposure; however, doing so is tricky. What you do not want to do is be cocky or brazen in your exchange. Some will try to trick the blackmailer by saying they told their spouse. Unfortunately, such statements can prompt the extortionist to send photos or videos to the spouse. The other issue is blackmailers are not picky about whom they will share your information. If they have your work, son, brother, or daughter's contact, they are fair game.
Going head to head will not work; remember, they threaten people every day. You do not combat sextortion every day, which puts you at a disadvantage. Trust me, they know how to manipulate better than you, as well as squeeze the fear that makes you want to pay. Never challenge the blackmailer because you will lose. There are things to think about before you act.
I know it is difficult but keep a cool head, but it is important. The first thing is to take inventory of what they know about you. There is a difference between saying they have your wife's contact and sharing the actual email address or mobile number. They could be lying about the data they possess. It is imperative to pay close attention to what information is put on the table. I have worked on several cases where the blackmailer did not have the correct identity of my client. Many of the online scammers pull data reports; however, they do not know how to decipher and determine what is accurate or current.
If you send money, you are opening a door that will be challenging to close. Like rats, you feed them one, and they come back for more. One of the other issues is if you pay by PayPal, it could be an email address that further identifies you. Yes, you are supplying more information. Many want you to take a photo of the Western Union or MoneyGram transfer sheet. If you do, you exposed your real name and address.
The very second you are hit with the blackmail, you need to jump online and turn all your social media private. The scammer may not have located your online sites, or they are on the hunt for it. Even if they have your social sites, turn them private.
If you block the extortionist and they have contact info on another person in your life, they will make contact. By keeping in communications, you have control, and the time and opportunity to figure a plan. Also, blocking might get you instantly exposed, be it to contacts or posted on porn sites.
Do not pay, negotiate, stall, lie, or hire a professional.
What is help for blackmail?
Frank M. Ahearn is a global privacy expert who stops blackmail and protects identities.
When not playing global Superhero, and combating the evils of the world, Frank M. Ahearn travels the globe speaking about how to disappear, social engineering, digital footprints, how to find people, blackmail and much more.
Persönliche Informationen sind im digitalen Zeitalter zur Ware geworden. Anhand von Kreditkartenkäufen, Suchanfragen und Klickverhalten werden Kundenprofile generiert und persönliche Daten gespeichert.
Frank M. Ahearn, author of The New York Times Bestseller, How to Disappear.
Victims of blackmail never imagine that they would find themselves on the wrong end of a video camera. And that some stranger in a far-off land would demand money to prevent exposure. Victims have no clue about the threats, stress, and potential destruction about to rear its ugly head. If you play online and do not protect your identity, you risk losing everything. The rule of thumb is, if it is too good to be true, it is. Ask yourself, why me? Why is this super-hot model looking lady chatting with me, and want to see my goods? Am I all that? Or, is this too good to be true?
Both men and women fall victim to sextortion, although in different schemes. Women start off in an online romance scam, then they are extorted. Blackmailers snare men easily, and quickly, it is like shooting fish in a barrel. So, before you go digital hunting, have rules, and create boundaries. Understand that the one you connect with is an unidentified stranger. Which means you have no clue if they are man, woman, blackmailer, or romance scammer. Yeah, I know their profile reads; they work in a gym, are a psych major, and loves puppies. They even have a Facebook profile to prove it. I bet dollars to doughnuts; the Facebook profile does not have a family member that shares the same surname. Creating fake accounts are a piece of cake.
Victims are blinded by the photos, and desperately want them to be real. For some, it is the closest they will ever get to having something intimate with someone so beautiful. The downfall is the instant gratification, I want it, and I want it now. Wake up, man; it is a profile photo and nothing more. So slow your roll and play private detective. If your child were chatting online, you would be laying down some law, and knocking some sense into their head. Why not the same for you? You are an adult, haven't you figured out everything is an illusion.
Websites like Adult Friend Finder, Seeking, and Ashley Madison supposedly caters to discretion; if you believe that I will be more than happy to sell you a bridge. There is no discretion on the internet or websites where you are looking to hook up and have sex. Do you think the site owners screen users and confirm identities? That is a big fat no!
The best place to locate a big fish victim is on a site of discretion. There is an automatic assumption that the potential victim has something hide, be it a wife or a professional reputation. Many blackmailers hunt doctors, lawyers, financiers, and such. They got the big bucks. That's not to say the everyday guy does not get snagged.
The face value problem is when you click on a profile photo, and you say to yourself, yeah, this is the one. Your imagination runs wild. Instead of saying to yourself, hmm, this could be a fake profile I should be cautious, you press or slide to connect. There is a reply, you chat a bit and leave the app. Perhaps to Skype, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, or SMS. The mighty question is, are any of these connected to your identity?
For example, does Skype have your name in the profile? Did you open Google Hangouts with your real email address? Is that email address floating around online and can identify you? What about WhatsApp, is your profile photo, your face? One could easily upload your picture to Yandex or TinEye and find your LinkedIn or company website profile. Giving a mobile phone number to a stranger is the big-time killer. If that mobile is in your name, a scammer can search a five-dollar database and get the goods. I’m not advocating cheating, but if you are playing online, make sure the information you share does not connect to you, your spouse, or work. Blackmail can reach beyond the victim and destroy their family and get them fired. I guess you can say blackmail is a family affair.
While chatting, the blackmailer is slowly seducing and extracting personal data. What city do you live in, what type of work do you do, do you have children, what are their names, and are you married? Bingo, a dossier is created. You will receive a few hot photos, reciprocation is expected. If you do, you are bagged and tagged. Such is the simplicity of sextortion.
How do you identify if you are chatting with a blackmailer?
YOU DON'T! YOU SIMPLY DO NOT PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO AN UNIDENTIFIED STRANGER OR SEND NUDE PHOTOS OR GO LIVE ON VIDEO!