Irish OnlyFans model ‘is blackmailed by man who threatened to show her photos to friends and family’
An Irish OnlyFans model was blackmailed by an anonymous man online who threatened to reveal her photos to her family and friends.
In a case branded ‘disturbing’ by an internet security firm, the woman received pictures of her own home from someone claiming to have access to photos of her as well as all her personal details.
OnlyFans is an online platform that allows people to upload paid-for content for subscribers to subscribers to watch and is popular with porn stars and sex workers.
The platform says it has measures in place to stop content from being taken from the site through screenshotting or recording.
In a case branded ‘disturbing’ by an internet security firm, a female OnlyFans model received pictures of her own home from someone claiming to have access to photos of her as well as all her personal details
But Ceartas, an Irish tech firm that says it can ‘remove your personal and private content from the internet’ has shared detaisl of what it called ‘our most disturbing case yet’.
The company said that a female model working on OnlyFans has been sent a message from someone claiming to have her home address and information on family members and friends.
They threatened to share photos taken from her account with her relatives and even work colleagues if she did not give them a ‘large sum of money’.
Ceartas said the case took a ‘darker turn’ the woman was sent a photo from outside her house, with a message saying the person was ‘keeping an eye on her’.
The firm said it worked with Irish police and the OnlyFans creator to set up a successful sting operation that resulted in three people being arrested.
The Irish Times reported that the operation involved the woman agreeing to meet to hand over the money in Blanchardstown, a suburb of Dublin.
When three men turned up on Tuesday, they were arrested by undercover police officers.
A spokeswoman for the Gardai, Ireland’s police force said: ‘Gardaí from Blanchardstown arrested three men in the Clonsilla area on Tuesday 9th March 2021, as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged blackmail / extortion attempt.
‘All three were detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
‘Two of the men, aged in their late teens and 20s, have since been charged and appeared before Dublin District Court CCJ 2 on 10th March 2021 in connection with the case.
‘A third man in his 30s was released without charge. The investigation is ongoing.’