The latest media reports about intimate image abuse
The world of intimate image abuse is fastpaced and ever-changing, keep updated on the latest news and blogs to stay informed.
‘Sextortion’ scammers target Scots during lockdown
Locked down Scots are being targeted by so-called ‘sextortion’ scammers, police chiefs have warned. Victims are duped into performing sex acts via webcams before blackmailers try to exploit them with the footage. Officers in the Scottish Borders have issued a warning for people to be extra vigilant when online
29th May 2020
Lockdown diaries: Threat level medium spiced.
The government has decreased the alert from "stay home" to "stay alert" and in these times, we are always thankful for the memes - our personal favourite is the Nando's sauce (if you don't know what it is, please Google it)
21st May 2020
Kettering man ruined my life with revenge porn...don't let others do the same
A woman whose jealous former partner shared explicit photos of her after their relationship ended has bravely spoken of the toll 'revenge porn' took on her.
14th May 2020
Revenge porn is on the rise during lockdown
An intimate image abuse helpline received a surge in the number of people seeking advice after the UK government imposed its stay-at-home orders
13th May 2020
NAKED TRUTH Scots women turning to OnlyFans and webcam sex sites for cash during lockdown warned of stalkers and blackmailers
WOMEN in Scotland turning to webcam sex sites and adult subscription sites have warned of dangers including blackmail. Online X-rated platforms have seen a surge in subscriptions since lockdown, with OnlyFans gaining about 150,000 new users every day.
8th May 2020
Scots women warned sex webcamming is not easy way to make money during lockdown
Women turning to sex webcamming to make money during the Covid-19 lockdown have been warned it could leave them at the mercy of stalkers and blackmailers. Online platforms offering the service have seen an explosion in subscriptions, with OnlyFans reporting more than a 75 percent increase in new sign-ups in the last month, gaining about 150,000 new users every 24 hours.
8th May 2020
Threats to publish intimate pictures could become a criminal offence as early as this summer
Revenge porn crime could be extended to threats to publish sexual images under plans by the Law Commission and before Parliament.
6th May 2020
Lockdown diaries: We may be locked down, but we are supporting more people than ever!
Just like many other workers still going strong during this lockdown, we have been busy supporting those who need us. April has been our busiest month, with cases nearly doubling from last year.
5th May 2020
In The Age Of Constant Zoom Calls, Online Abuse Survivors Are Forced To Relive Trauma
For survivors of digital exploitation — crimes such as stalking, harassment, “revenge porn,” and sextortion — this always-online reality brings with it a new layer of anxiety and trauma.
30th April 2020
Your content may be pay to view, but could it also be free to share?
In the land of scams and OnlyFans we can give you a bit of advice and support on what your rights are as a content creator.
30th April 2020
We are going to show everyone what you have done: threats in isolation
They have your contact list and they are threatening to share what you did on webcam to your friends and family unless you give them bitcoin or thousands of dollars within the next day. What can you do? Who can you talk to? We can help.
30th April 2020
REVENGE PORN RISE Hotline for ‘revenge porn’ victims swamped by hundreds of calls for help during the coronavirus lockdown
Complaints about jilted lovers posting sexually-explicit photos or videos of their exes online nearly doubled in the week after the nation was told to stay at home.
26th April 2020
Coronavirus: 'Revenge porn' surge hits helpline
The lockdown has caused a surge in the number of people contacting the Revenge Porn Helpline, the government-funded service for adults experiencing intimate image abuse.
25th April 2020
RP Helpline lockdown diaries: we're all in this together but, you know, 2 meters apart
Who knew we would all miss our usual lives so much? We understand that we all need a little help sometimes and now more than ever it’s good to know where you can go to get it.
24th April 2020
Return of the Sextortion Scam Email
Over the past week, we've seen a rise in a scam phishing email being circulated making false allegations and threats. Find out what to do if you receive this email.
17th April 2020
Coronation Street spoilers: Asha Alahan’s despair as naked pictures circulate
Coronation Street is set to explore the damage of revenge porn and the vulnerabilities of teenagers on the internet in a hard-hitting storyline that will see Asha Alahan (Tanisha Gorey) fall apart when naked pictures and footage of herself are posted online.
11th April 2020