The FBI has issued a warning about teenagers being targeted in sextortion scams. John Wilson spoke to ABC11 EyewitnessNews about the techniques the scammers use.
Originally published in ABC11 EyewitnessNews.
“A warning from the FBI about teenagers targeted in sextortion scams. The goal is for scammers to get money. Sextortion happens when scammers use fake identities online, and claim to have compromising pictures of the victim. Then they threaten to send the photos to their friends on social media if they don't pay. FBI officials say the bureau got more than 7,000 reports of online sextortion involving minors in 2022.”
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