Combating Sextortion: Reporting and PreventionPosted at 25-October-2023 / Written by Ayushi Rajput
In this third blog of our series on sextortion, we delve into the psychological impact of this cybercrime and guide you on how to report such incidents effectively. Recognizing the warning signs is crucial, and we provide detailed steps for lodging a complaint online and offline.
Understanding the Psychological Impact
Recognizing the Warning Signs
How to Protect Yourself Against Sextortion
Stage 1 - Initial Contact and Demand
Stage 2- What to Do If You Have Been Sextorted and They Demand More Money
Stage 3 - Understanding Legal Recourse
How to Report Sextortion
- 1.Lodging a Complaint Offline:
- File a formal report with the nearest police station's cybercrime cell.
- Provide personal details and address the head of the cybercrime cell.
- If the local police station refuses to file an FIR, consider appealing to the commissioner or judicial magistrate.
- Complaints must be recorded under Section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), regardless of jurisdiction.
- 2.Lodging a Complaint Online:
- Visit the Ministry of Home Affairs National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.
- Select the appropriate complaint category and follow the steps to submit your report.
- Provide all relevant details and documentation to support your complaint.