Australia’s AIDS Action council is warning gay men that extortionists are using Grindr and other hookup apps.
AIDS Action Council president Philippa Moss said extortionists are meeting up with victims and threatening to reveal the victim’s sexuality publicly.
Moss told ABC:
“There has been some indication of potentially meeting them and then beating them.
“The organization contacted police after 2 men in Canberra reported being victims of this scam. It is not known how many other people have been victims but have not reported it out of fear.
“[They said] they’re going to exploit them, if they don’t give them money they’re going to tell their friends and family what they’re doing.”
Moss has encouraged victims to report the crimes anonymously.