Uploading their Pictures on Facebook Girls Blackmailed
When in Pakistan, girls uses facebook they took good care of their privacy, but some girls don’t know the threats they might have on uploading their pictures on facebook. Program on this problem by Samaa TV program Khufia.[dailymotion x200w1u]
Pakistan is one of those countries of Asia where the usage of latest technology, the Internet and social networking is constantly increasing, and hence affecting hundreds of teenage girls and women. Many of them have tried to commit suicide and confining themselves in their places.
According to an FIA report, cyber crimes have been constantly increasing in Pakistan and girls belonging to educated, wealthy, industrialists’, police and government officers’ families as well as from middle class families are being blackmailed via Facebook and various other social networking websites.
According to FIA sources, 99% of complaints regarding blackmailing through Facebook and others are of girls whose accounts have been hacked and after obtaining pictures and other content; they were edited and uploaded on different social websites.
The hackers also make fake accounts and communicate vulgarly with the relatives and friends of the affected person.
Out of the 20 million internet users in Pakistan, five million people are regular users of Facebook and such social websites, whereas 70% of the complaints received by the FIA’s cyber crime wing are of Facebook.
Even hundreds of girls and women in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi are spending a life of sorrow and misery and enduring its hardships putting aside all their qualifications and education.
According to a report of renowned English daily, in the previous three months, five suspects have been arrested and charged for blackmailing innocent, educated and those belonging to respectable families. Real and edited pictures and videos of numerous girls and women containing obscenity were found in their possession.
According to the reports, various suspects break into the accounts of girls and women after being rejected or after break ups with any of them and want to teach them and their families a lesson; whereas a number of girls have been expelled from their educational institutions just because of these pictures and videos, some of them also tried committing suicide.
Tell Your Mom/Family
I am under the impression that no girl in Pakistan uploads naked pictures of herself, or any such pictures where she may be in an objectionable state so anyone in this situation really should just tell her mom or anyone else in the family. In the event that the guy actually goes through on his threat, there will be someone to back her up. More importantly, tell you Facebook circle so they don’t add this guy posing as a girl and so that they know you are innocent should things go wrong.
Call a guy’s bluff?
Photoshop isn’t easy and while people can teach themselves to use it, it takes a considerable amount of practice to master it so you can actually photoshop pictures and make them look authentic. Should someone have achieved this amount of perfection, I imagine he would have a better more productive head on his shoulders. In the event that he does know how to do all this and is a total douchebag, why not call the guy on it? I mean, will he actually do this? What does he get from it? You can report that stuff on Facebook with his messages as proof. I know it is a huge risk but the guy is a bully and most, if not all, bullies are more talk less action.
Report, Block and Flag
Make the true identity of his fake profile public. Report him on Facebook and have his profile flagged. And stop being stupid about who you add. A few mutual friends isn’t enough reason to add a name you don’t recognize. Growing the number of friends on Facebook is possibly one of the stupidest things you could ever want to do. Add people you trust.