What Is Sextortion? #AAH
Sextortion is a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favours, or money.
The perpetrator may also threaten to harm your friends or relatives by using information they have obtained from your electronic devices unless you comply with their demands.
But how did they get your intimate footage? Watch this video to know more.
In an overwhelming majority, an ex partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, huband or wife is involved.
Even If an ex is involved, remember-
You may have agreed to share such images with them but didn’t give permission to circulate. This is intimidation & an offence.
Section 354 (c), Section 503/506, Section 383 of IPC and Section 67A/84C IT Act are applicable. It’s a punishable offense.
– Screenshot evidence, don’t delete
– Keep proof of all the threats as evidence
– File a written, formal complaint at cyber cell
– You can also file FIR at nearest police station
Watch this video carefully. You are unfortunately not alone, millions of people are threatened such every day.
Stay strong, stay aware, stay safe.
ABOUT ‘AKANCHA AGAINST HARASSMENT’
‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not-for-profit Section 8 organization.
Honorary Board of advisors
Foundation’s advisory board hosts – ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), Special IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Dr Poonam Verma (Principal- SSCBS, Delhi University)
Goals of this initiative
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Support of the Indian Police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 65+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.
This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.
Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety
We run India’s only private national multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.