Updated: March 23, 2023
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by Anna Chernetska
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I have someone black mailing me for money over a picture I sent

Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Through what means are you getting blackmailed?

Customer Replay

Can you please take my whatsapp down I sent a picture I should not have sent and now they are black mailing me for money say that they are going to post it on the internet
Can you help?


You need to report this person through WhatsApp and don't speak to them and don't agree on their terms
Open the chat with the user you wish to report. Tap More options > More > Report. Check the box if you would like to also block the user and delete messages in the chat. Tap REPORT.
Is everything clear with the provided instruction?

Customer Replay

I tapped on report will that keep them from posting anything

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That will send a notification to WhatsApp that they should do something about it and they'll take care of it
For now I recommend you block the person:
Open a chat with the contact, then tap More options > More > Block > BLOCK or REPORT AND BLOCK, which will report and block the number

Customer Replay

It shows I blocked them

Customer Replay

Thank you this will never happen again

I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Customer Replay

No ma'am thank you 🙏

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