A Gwinnett County police officer was dispatched on Jan. 5 to handle a call from a Buford resident receiving harassing phone calls. Upon meeting with the victim, the officer learned that the situation involved extortion.   

The victim told police he met a woman online through The woman wanted to meet the victim at a hotel, but he declined and instead sent the woman full-body pictures of him exposing himself. The woman then demanded $800 and said she would post the pictures online the next morning if she wasn’t paid.

The victim made a payment to the woman via Western Union, but she claimed to have never received the money.

The victim told police that the woman has his phone number and address. He also provided the officer with his wife’s phone number, as she was aware of the situation, and he has difficulty hearing over the phone.  

The victim was advised to contact police again if the woman continued to demand money or showed up at his home.

— Staff Reports 

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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