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Man blackmailed over phone app

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ROSWELL, Ga. — A man recently contacted police about a scam he said is running rampant amongst the local Hispanic community.

The man was contacted on the WhatsApp chat application by someone claiming to be “Stephanie” soliciting provocative photos. The next day, he was contacted by someone claiming to be Stephanie’s boyfriend who threatened to tell the man’s wife, kill his family, and post the photos online unless the man sent money. The man did not respond.

The man said that he was familiar with these kinds of blackmail scams and was not concerned.


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