One arrested, another wanted in connection with online blackmail scam


One man has been arrested and another is wanted in connection with an online blackmail scam.

Greece’s Cyber Crime Unit launched an investigation after a 26-year-old woman reported to the authorities that the suspect, whom she met on a social media platform, had repeatedly blackmailed her into having sex with him – as well as with a second male. The suspect said he would otherwise send pictures of her posing naked to her family.

The victim said that two years ago she had shared intimate photos with an unidentified person she met online, on a different website.

Police experts tracked down the suspect’s residence and arrested him. In a search of his home, officers confiscated two laptop computers and one external hard drive, which have been sent for further investigation.