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Facebook user extorts Summit County man who sent nude photos, police say

  A Summit County man learned the hard way last month that you can’t always trust people you meet online. The 21-year-old had been communicating with someone he thought was a woman on Facebook when the person convinced him to send explicit photos of himself through the messenger app, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The person demanded money to not make the photos public, so the victim sent $100 through Western Union, a Sheriff’s Office report states. The person then requested an additional $1,000, but the victim refused to send it. The victim filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 26. Lt. Andrew Wright said reports of people attempting to extort others over social media are becoming increasingly common. “It’s so easy for people to disguise themselves and have ill intentions,” he said. “Before anyone chooses to engage in that type of risqué behavior, they really…

Florida cop threatens to kill woman in nude photo extortion,…

  VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange City police officer was arrested on a warrant after Georgia authorities said he attempted to extort nude photos from a woman on social media, threatening to kill and rape her family if she did not comply. Joshua David Fancher, 25, was arrested Tuesday at his home in DeLand on a warrant charging him with making terroristic threats, according to officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives in Lowndes County, Georgia, said Fancher first started messaging the victim on Instagram, demanding she send him nude photos. Fancher threatened to kill the victim and her family and rape them if she didn’t send him the photos, according to Lowndes County authorities. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office detectives searched Fancher’s apartment on a warrant out of Georgia to assist with the ongoing investigation. Fancher was called in from patrol Tuesday morning and arrested, Orange City Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jason Sampsell said. The…

Facebook Wants Your Nude Pictures in Latest Attempt to Stop Revenge Porn

  Facebook is ramping up its efforts to combat the spread of non-consensual “revenge porn” images across its main website, Instagram and Messenger, it confirmed this week. The move expands on a pilot scheme announced last year that asked any users who were concerned about the spread of intimate images to proactively upload them using the encrypted Messenger service, where photo-matching technology could prevent further sharing. The social network has stressed it does not store the images long term, but instead keeps their unique fingerprint, or “hash.” Initial tests rolled out to a small number of users in Australia last November. On Tuesday, Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, shared more details about how the plan had evolved in recent months. Now, the website is working closely with safety, survivor and victim organizations across in Canada, the U.K. and U.S. to help stop private moments being shared online without permission. “It’s demeaning…

Nude model busted for revenge porn after allegedly posting pic of colleague

  A South Korean nude model was arrested for taking a photo of a male colleague during an art class — and posting the snap online as revenge, according to new reports. The woman, only identified by her last name Ahn, admitted to police that she secretly took the photo and shared it on feminist site Womad on May 1, according to the Korea Herald. Both she and the male victim were modeling for fine arts students at Hongik University in Seoul and met for the first time at the school. She took the picture and posted it in retaliation for an argument the two had had over a rest area used by the nude models. The victim, who secretly worked part-time as a male model, was mortified that the photo went viral, and was seen far and wide — including by some of his relatives, according to the South…