Dial E for extortion

And here, courtesy of Engadget: another item from that "Why it might not be the best idea to carry around superpersonal photos on your camera phone" file:

After discovering that her cell phone went missing, according to KEPR-TV, a woman in Washington state dialed her own number, hoping a Good Samaritan had picked up the device and would offer its speedy return.

Instead, 33-year-old Jason Dawson answered and threatened to publish explicit pics from the phone on the Net if the woman didn't fork over $50.

She agreed to meet him, then called the police, who arrested her Not-So-Good Samaritan upon the exchange and charged him with second-degree extortion.

 

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