FBI arrests man for Gmail nude photo scam
10/24/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
California – An “Internal Technology Resident” at Google was arrested for allegedly attempting to extort nude photos in a Gmail scam. As reported by WebProNews, the man, 23-year-old Nicholas Rotundo, was charged on three felony counts after trying to use nude photos obtained from a Texas college student to extort additional ones.
According to The Smoking Gun “In a series of e-mails sent to the victim, Rotundo claimed to be conducting a “breast perception study,” a research project that “involved the public’s perception of different breast types.
“Candidates, he initially wrote, were “required to submit nude photographs of their breasts in order to be considered for participation in the study,” which paid $4500. The sender’s name on the e-mails from [email protected] was “Women Study.”
Rotundo has been charged with cyberstalking and computer intrusion. If convicted he could receive up to 11 years in prison.
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