Girl makes friends online, demands money for not uploading dirty chat on social media

honeytrap gangs
WhatsApp calls, vulgar chat and Blackmailing

Those days, when there were no basic internet amenities, people met each other in the close circle but didn’t have the opportunity to see new faces who were elsewhere in the world. However, with evolving technology, we are stumbling upon new faces online these days and that’s how things have changed now.

In fact, technology is one of the basic mediums to connect these days and communication is becoming very convenient. For example- Social media. It allows us to interact with people from different fields and different part of the world. The best part is we become friends easily with new people.

Nonetheless, relationships based on technological ties can sometimes put you in trouble just in case if you aren’t cautious about you and the way you conduct yourself with others.

The number of honeytrap gangs has increased in the last few years. Several women are working in these honeytrap gangs. These women first send friend requests to men on Facebook and make them friends on Facebook. Later, they ask men to exchange WhatsApp numbers and this is how they take their conversation ahead.

They start making a video call on WhatsApp and ask their client to take off their clothes and record the video. Later, they start blackmailing them to extort money from them.

In such a horrific incident, a woman allegedly lured a private school teacher into going nude during a video call and blackmailed him using a clip of the same. The woman asked the man to pay Rs 50,000 after she recorded the clip. The woman and the victim became friends on social media.

The victim works as a teacher in a private school. As per the man, the woman identified herself as Anjali Mishra on the social media platform. The woman asked the man if he would like to speak to her on a video call. When the man agreed, he received a call from her. The girl was allegedly nude in the video call.

When the call ended, the man received a message from the woman where she was threatening to share the clip with his friends and relatives. The woman demanded Rs 50,000 for not sharing the clip. The man panicked and said that he had only Rs 5,000. The woman agreed on this and asked him to transfer Rs 5,000. Police have received information about the matter and an investigation is underway.

Many such incidents have happened with youths and shopkeepers in the district. Many extortion gangs are still active in Rajasthan. Such gangs became active following stricter provisions of the law in cases involving crimes against women. In these circumstances, these gangs attempt to extort more money from their targets.

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Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.
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