Last updated on August 6, 2021
Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical.
Misha was experiencing a financially hard time by the end of last year and as a result she decided to sell her phone to small phone shop on the street for a better deal. After about a month’s time, she got a phone call from a telephone booth and the conversation was,
Caller: Hello my dear, hope you’re doing well!
Misha: Who’s this please?
Caller: Well…you don’t really know me and do not try to find who I am..
Just listen carefully to what I am saying okay?
You sold your phone last month right?
Misha: Yeah..(surprisingly) how do you know that?
Caller: I bought it darling. Plus managed to recover some of your nude and romantic pictures.
Caller: Be happy that it came to my hands and if you arrange a cash payment of LKR 100,000/- within three days, I’ll keep everything confidential deleting or doing a factory reset in front of you. BUT if you fail to comply with it, I have plans to make things worse too. So you decide! (in a threatening manner)
will get back to you soon. (hangs up)
Finally she understood how stupid it was to sell a phone without factory resetting but then it was too late.
Do not sell or give your phone to anyone without factory resetting (do it at least two three times)
Contact local police station in case of a blackmailing and NEVER give money as they could blackmail repeatedly.