Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp make us feel more connected and for the younger generation, a day without social media has become unimaginable. In a few years, these platforms have gained a lot of popularity and attracted millions of users worldwide. While the benefits of social media for society are uncountable, it has its disadvantages as well. The darker side reveals that these platforms are being used by antisocial elements to blackmail others for their advantage. There have been many incidents of innocent people being blackmailed through Whatsapp and Facebook. Blackmailing takes place when someone threatens you and demands financial or other forms of benefits. As per the law, blackmailing is a serious crime and it can have negative effects on the person who is being blackmailed. If you are being blackmailed by someone, you should always seek help from law enforcement bodies. Suffering silently would have undesired effects on your health and mind.