Visakhapatnam: Man goes nude on video call, blackmailed into paying Rs 24 lakh | Visakhapatnam News

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VISAKHAPATNAM: A middle-aged person of Vepagunta area in Port City was allegedly honey-trapped into going nude over a video call and was blackmailed by scammers. They extorted Rs. 24 lakh from the victim under the pretext of sharing his nude video to his family members and friends.
Cybercrime cops arrested three accused including a female – Shaik Abdul Raheem (30) of Dabbakupalli in Krishna district, Gunda Jyothi (28), and Gunda Veera Satish (34) of Jeedimetla in Hyderabad -for luring and blackmailing him with his nude video clip that was sent by that person. Cops also recovered Rs. 3.5 lakh cash, Laptop, five smartphones, three basic phones and three ATM cards from the possession of the accused persons..
The incident took place on July 16 when the complainant received a message from an unknown bulk SMS number ‘Call me any time, I am your best friend to talk’. He called the number and they gave a female number for contact. The female asked him to send a nude video call and believing her words the complainant made a nude video call.
The next day, the accused persons started threatening the complainant by sending screenshots of nude video call and demanded money, due to fear the complainant deposited an amount of nearly Rs. 24 lakh to various bank accounts which were provided by the accused. Even after paying the money, the accused demanded more money. He lodged a complaint at the Cyber police, who made strenuous efforts and arrested the accused persons.

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