This is a common scam that is making its way around dating apps:
So I met this girl on a dating app, her age said 18 so I never asked her age. So I get her number and we’re texting for a little. Then she asks for a d¡ck pic out of no where I told her I don’t do tht and I would not send one.
I never once talked sexual with her so then she says “I’m abt to make a video for you” and I say “wat video😈” and she responds “😉”
Keep in mind I never told her to make any type of video or do anything sexual and never texted back
So then this morning I get a text saying my name and I ask who it is & the number says it’s “This is Steve Breanna’s father first off son I don’t appreciate you having my child’s number inside your phone and I will be more aware of this in the future! But I was called home from work because my wife caught our child making a video for you and once she caught her she dropped the Macbook and destroyed it. You’re at fault for this just as well as my child is and I’m willing to give you the chance to settle this with me before we let the agency take care of this they’re way are you willing to help me replace it?”
That’s exactly what he said. He also said that she was 15 which I had no idea. She lied about her age on a dating app so I wouldn’t know & I never thought to ask her & he’s saying if I dnt help him get a new MacBook he’ll call the authorities! Am I in the wrong? * I did actually call and talked to the supposed father he basically was saying his wife wants to press charges and the only reason he didn’t is because he wanted to come to me as a man.
I’ve alr sent $200 I’m jus scared tht this can ruin my life
Related: 2 inmates charged in sextortion scheme that led to veteran’s suicide, Greenville PD says
The Greenville Police Department has charged two inmates in connection with a distressing sextortion scheme that tragically led to the suicide of a young veteran. According to an incident report, the unfortunate series of events began when a man engaged with a 22-year-old woman on the dating app Skout.
The initial conversations between the man and the woman escalated to the exchange of sexually explicit photos. However, the woman later claimed to be underage, which alarmed the man. Soon after, he received a call from a man posing as her father.
This imposter, as mentioned in the report, demanded a sum of $2,400 for therapy, asserting that his daughter was remorseful and contemplating suicide. The man, wisely skeptical of the situation, immediately reported the matter to the authorities and did not comply with the extortionists’ demand.
Greenville Police Department spokesperson, Brandon LaVorgna, highlighted the significance of protecting oneself from dating app scams. He stressed that such incidents are not uncommon across various dating platforms and urged users to be cautious and vigilant.
Regrettably, this is not an isolated incident. In recent months, 7-News reported on a similar scam that resulted in a devastating outcome. Two inmates from the Lee Correctional Institution were charged for posing as parents of an underage girl. They manipulated and coerced a veteran, who had interacted with the girl innocently, into giving them money under the threat of exposure and legal repercussions. Tragically, the veteran, identified as 24-year-old Jared Johns, took his own life as a result of the unbearable distress caused by the blackmail.
Jared Johns’ parents have since revealed that their son’s fear of potential jail time and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might have contributed to his decision to end his life. This heartbreaking incident sheds light on the seriousness of such schemes and their potential consequences on vulnerable individuals.