Online Fraud: With the rapid advancement in technology, we have also witnessed multiple incidents of utilizing the technology in the wrong way. Recently, an incident of sextortion has been performed with the Union Minister of Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel.
As reported, the incident took place when the Union Minister responded to a WhatsApp video call coming from an unknown contact. The criminal played a porn video during the WhatsApp video call in order to blackmail the Union Minister. But with the immediate assistance of Delhi Police, authorities managed to arrest the wrong doer from Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Authorities have been reported multiple incidents of this type on a regular basis. Check out some ways to avoid such incidents taking place with you.
Avoid Sharing Your Intimate Photos Online
You are advised to not share any intimate or compromising clicks with anyone even not to your nearest and dearest ones. These photographs can be wrongly used by them.
Put off the Webcam When Not in Use
Always remember to turn off your web camera when you are not using it. Even when it is off make sure to cover it properly. You always need to be aware of the recording devices in your home.
Reject Videocalls from Unknown contacts
You are advised not to respond to videocalls from unknown contacts. We are saying this because most of the sextortion incidents start from a video call. So always avoid these types of calls on WhatsApp or any other social media platform.
Lock Your Profile Picture Online
In order to avoid any sextortion incidents online, you should always apply privacy settings on all of your social media accounts, so that only your known can access your account related information. You can also lock your profile picture as this feature is also available in many of the social media platforms as of now.
Keep Your Social Media Accounts Private
Criminals often prefer to do a recce of the victim’s background before proceeding for sextortion. So, to keep all your personal information hidden you must keep all your social media handle private.