Posted: Thu 18th Jun 2015

Police warning over Facebook ‘Sextortion Scam’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

Cheshire Police have issued a warning after a conman tried to blackmail a Facebook user out of thousands of pounds in a ‘Sextortion’ scam.

Police say a Facebook user was befriended by a girl and a short time later, a ‘doctored’ image of the victim was sent to their employer’s Facebook page.

The image showed the victim engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child.

The victim then received a message stating that unless £7,500 was paid the photograph and images like it would go viral and the victim’s life would be ruined.

Cheshire Police are advising people not to befriend people they don’t know on Facebook.

If you are subject to any criminal activity contact the police on 101.

 

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