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US-Based Indian Woman Stands up to Cyber Bullying, Goes Public with a Gutsy FB Post

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In the month that’s celebrated as Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in the USA, a US-based Indian woman has shown a gutsy way to stand up to cyber bullying. By going public with her blackmailer’s emails and seeking help and support online, Taruna Aswani has set an example for many others who face blackmail and extortion from cyber bullies.

Taruna received an email from an unknown person, who claimed to have hacked into her accounts and was now threatening to leak her private photos and videos online, unless she sent him nude pictures of herself. She didn’t comply. She didn’t get scared either.

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Taruna Aswani, source: facebook

Instead, she went online and stood up for herself. In an unabashed Facebook post, she posted screenshots of the email from her blackmailer (a person named “Kevin John”) and appealed to the online community to help her track this man’s digital footprint so she could teach him a lesson.

She says in her post, “As embarrassing as the videos may be (they were sent to my boyfriend at the time) I choose to stand up to this man. Instead of cowering down to his requests. I do this so that other women may take a lesson to stand up to bullies.”

According to an India Today report, her post was redirected to the official account of Mumbai Police via a Twitter user, and they replied asking her to file a complaint. Social media users from all over the world have applauded the woman’s courage and her post has been flooded with comments. People have offered to help in any way they can and the internet has only one thing to say to her- “Bravo, Taruna!”

Dear Friends and Family,

I am posting this and emailing you individually as my online identity has been compromised.

I…

Posted by Taruna Aswani on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Read the full post here:

Dear Friends and Family,

I am posting this and emailing you individually as my online identity has been compromised.

I have in the last 24 hours received 2 emails from someone that claims to know me that has hacked into my google cloud back up.
He has been threatening to release some private pictures and videos of me to my friends family and colleagues.

As embarrassing as the videos may be (they were sent to my boyfriend at the time ) I choose to stand up to this man. Instead of cowering down to his requests. I do this so that other women may take a lesson to stand up to bullies and low life’s like this and may get the confidence to stand up as well in case he is known to us and is targeting all of us, but we’re either too scared, ashamed or clueless in how to manage or handle such situations.

I implore you to share this post with as many people as you know to get the word out. Perhaps someone may be able to locate this person through his digital footprint.

Please help me in nabbing this sick pervert.

If you find any information on this, please inbox me so I can report it to the Detective working on the case or you may contact him directly on +1 301 699 2601 and mention my name for reference.

Grateful for your help in this, I have enclosed along with this screen shots of his emails- I have deleted the photos/videos he had attached.

Thanks for all your help and support in this.
Yours truly,
Taruna
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The post was originally published here.

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