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One of my contacts has messaged me asking for help about a scam. He was saying that one same person keeps harassing him with scam messages threatening to put some videos of him online if he doesn't pay them a certain amount of money.

So I was thinking of just somehow fooling the scammer to click on a link such as grabify.link so that my contact could get their IP address (hoping they are not using a VPN) and go to the police with it, is this actually a legal thing to do?

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    Why doesn’t he just block the scammer? – Dale M Apr 23 '18 at 1:48
  • @DaleM because videos of him will be put online, if the scammer is not bluffing? – user253751 Apr 23 '18 at 4:56
  • No one will watch or care about the videos. – Brandin Apr 23 '18 at 6:56
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    You should tell your jurisdiction. That said, your contact shold directly go to the police because A) they have way more means at their disposal and B) evidence collected by them will be more difficult to invalidate than any evidence provided by you. – SJuan76 Apr 23 '18 at 11:01
  • @Brandin “Publish and be damned” I reckon! – Dale M Apr 23 '18 at 12:33

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