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Blackmailers carried out threats to popular TV presenter: "You're kind of helpless"


RTL and ntv presenter Birgit von Bentzel was the victim of blackmailers. She didn't pay. Now the strangers have carried out their threat.

RTL and ntv presenter Birgit von Bentzel was the victim of blackmailers.

She didn't pay.

Now the strangers have carried out their threat.

  • The

    Instagram account of

    Birgit von Bentzel

    was deleted.

  • Blackmailers



    RTL and ntv presenter's



  • She did not respond

    to the stranger's request

    and then their threat came true.

Munich - For

RTL and n-tv


Birgit von Bentzel

almost daily in front of the camera.

But suddenly you can no longer find any private pictures of the sports presenter online.

Everything is gone on Instagram *.

No photos, no story * and only eleven followers *.

Behind this is a nasty

hacker attack


“You're kind of

a little helpless

and I'm also

a little scared


What they're doing is criminal, ”said

the 51-year-old

talking to


about what happened.


dubious email appeared in her mailbox





Instagram account is blocked

and if she does not respond within two hours, everything will be deleted, allegedly by the blackmailers.

Birgit von Bentzel

ignored the letter and then the strangers got serious.

RTL presenter nasty blackmailed: Strangers demand 200 euros from Birgit von Bentzel


Sports presenter Birgit von Bentzel did not allow herself to be blackmailed: The hackers then deleted her Instagram profile.

© Henning Kaiser / picture alliance / dpa

"It took me a moment to realize, sh ***,

this is real and they are blackmailing me now,

" explains

von Bentzel


You have received more emails.

Including the request

to pay

200 euros in Bitcoins

to the blackmailers.

Then she would have got her account back.

Birgit von Bentzel: Instagram account hacked by blackmailers - "I was practically thrown out, dead"

“Then I'll be on my Instagram account and

it didn't exist anymore,

” she experienced the nasty surprise, “I was

kind of kicked out, dead


It's black, you can't find me anymore.

Everything has been deleted

. ”


itself does not want to and cannot help,

the moderator herself would find


advertisement to the police to

be excessive.

Of course she has now changed her passwords on all other websites as well.

Birgit von Bentzel

is not the first celebrity to fall victim to this scam.

Instagram accounts are constantly being hijacked by stars and companies.

The required sums rarely exceed 300 euros.

The blackmailers expect a higher willingness to pay as a result.

Experts warn, however,

never to transfer money to the unknown


(moe) * is part of the Ippen editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Oliver Berg

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-12-02

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