Safety tip: Reporting ‘sextortion’

When predators pose as someone else online to coerce victims into taking and sending sexually explicit photos and videos – and then immediately demand payment or threaten to release the photo to the victim’s family and friends, this is known as financially motivated sextortion.

While victims are typically between the ages of 14-17, young children and adults can be victims as well. A victim of financially motivated sextortion is not alone, and it is not their fault.

For additional information including schemes predators use, actions for exploited victims to take, and victim resources, visit the FBI's website.

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