12/02/2010 09:19 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sorority Pledges Tormented, Blackmailed By Facebook Scammer (VIDEO)


For Florida State University student Ashley Atchison, what started as a normal, friendly Facebook chat has turned into a nightmare.

Atchison, a freshman, was excited to begin her Florida State experience, especially since she received a bid to pledge the sorority Kappa Delta.

However, an in-depth Facebook conversation with someone claiming to be a sorority member soon turned disturbing.

"[The person] asked me what color underwear I was wearing," Atchison told TODAY. "And then they asked me to go even further and ball them up and put them in my mouth."

When Atchison tried to cease contact with the perverted chatter, he or she threatened to reveal her secrets and told Atchison that there were girls outside her door who could "handle her."

According to TODAY, police have no idea who is responsible for the e-mails and chats, and are flummoxed that the perpetrator knows so many details about the women he or she targets. The scammer or scammers have been targeting women not only at Florida State, but at Auburn University, the University of Florida, the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University.

Police say many of the victims have fallen for the scammer's tricks and sent him or her nude photos.

See TODAY's full report below.


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