True Crime Online Newsletter - May 5, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Ohio grandfather calls 911 about 'lazy' grandson
An Ohio grandfather became so frustrated when he couldn’t get his “lazy” grandson to do his chores that he called 911 to report him to authorities.

Edward Friel called emergency dispatchers in South Amherst after his 17-year-old grandson Justin allegedly punched a hole in the wall because the Internet got shut off.

Friel, 72, apparently cut the house’s Internet cord because he couldn’t get the teen to stop playing games on his computer and help out around the house.

When police arrived, Friel told them that his grandson called him names and stormed out after he disabled the Internet. According to Friel, his grandson is “lazy and does nothing around the house.”

“Mr. Friel stated he had asked Justin to do some work around the house but [he] continued to play on the computer,” according to a police report. Friel “cut the Internet cable cord since he was not listening to him.”

No charges were filed in the case and Friel said he “would handle the discipline” himself.

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Cyber 'sextortion' ring on the prowl - 05/03/14
Malaysians are advised to be wary of a “sextortion” scam where perpetrators pose as beautiful women online and coerce Netizens into performing cybersex. The suspects then secretly record their lewd activities to blackmail their victims later, said CyberSecurity Malaysia. The cyber security agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) said the victims were usually teenagers or middle-aged men, who would be approached on social media by “beautiful, sexy women purportedly from the Philippines, Japan and Korea”.

Philippines police arrest webcam extortion suspects - 05/02/14
Philippines police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims into exposing themselves in front of webcams, including a Scottish teenager who killed himself after being blackmailed, officials have said. At least 58 Filipino suspects in the capital, Manila, and other cities were arrested after investigators from Interpol, the US homeland security department and other police agencies traced online chats from some of the victims' computers, said the Philippines national police chief, Alan Purisima.

Teen charged with online threats - 05/02/14
Parents need to be kept up to date with what their teens are doing online. That was part of the message Lethbridge Regional Police Service Sgt. Dan Walton had after the LRPS charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with a three-month investigation into online harassment and threats.

Anonymous Member Facing 440 Years in Jail for Cyber-Stalking and Hacking - 05/02/14
A hacker affiliated with Anonymous and its offshoot AntiSec is facing 44 charges related to cyber-stalking and hacking. With each charge carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail, 27-year-old Fidel Salinas could be facing a total sentence of 440 years. Salinas, from Texas, was arrested by the FBI in September and indicted on one charge of attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Hidalgo County web server, causing damage and loss of more than $5,000 (£3,000). He pleaded not guilty.

Savader gets 30 month jail sentence - 05/01/14
Adam Savader, a Great Neck native and former Mitt Romney intern, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison last Wednesday for extorting several females for nude pictures, according to the Associated Press. Savader pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit in November to threatening to release nude photographs of women in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Long Island unless they sent him additional nude photographs of themselves.

Arizona governor signs law banning ‘revenge porn’ - 05/01/14
Residents in Arizona can now be hit with felony charges if they post sexually explicit images or videos online without consent from the person depicted in the content. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, signed the bill into law Wednesday, which penalizes people in the state for knowingly posting such intimate images – often referred to as “revenge porn” – without written permission, according to Reuters.

Cyberstalking, just how dangerous is it? - 04/29/14
Almost everyone these days has a social media profile, but are your posts putting you in danger? Law enforcement believe trends show that stalkers are targeting their prey online. Sheriff Steve Kessler told 59News cyberstalking is a serious crime that involves serious dangers. "You see it everyday, the stuff that people do to other people. And especially with females, putting on there where they're at and where they're going to go makes them vulnerable to being attacked and abducted," Sheriff Kessler said.

Woman Suing Soros Fund Manager In Relationship Gone Bad - 04/29/14
In a lawsuit Marta Billenci said she dated Soros employee Taye Famm for four months and then after they broke up tried to get rid of him for three years while Famm stacked her, including online harassment using the handle “Orgyman.” Famm would send Billenci “internal emails from his employer marked ‘confidential,” the suit says. Confidential e-mails from the Soros fund, informing her of positions being established by large funds, as well as sending numerous unsolicited text messages.

Filmmaker behind fat-shaming documentary hit with rape and death threats - 04/29/14
'Fattitude' filmmaker Lindsey Averill didn't think twice when internet trolls sent her a mean email about her weight, or mocked her movie, but she never expected to get death threats. She was told by fellow 'body-positive' filmmakers and writers that once she launched a Kickstarter for a doc on body image, she should expect her share of criticism. 'Fattitude's' film description calls it a 'feature-length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking.'


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