Protect yourself from sexual extortions on social media

North Vancouver

2022-10-05 10:16 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

North Vancouver RCMP is warning both youth and adults to be aware of an increase in online sexual extortions and to have parents talk to their kids about the dangers of sex extortions.

Sextortion scams reported generally involved victims being coerced into sending money or performing sexual acts on camera. These scams can occur in as little as 20 minutes.

Commonly, males are targeted and deceived into believing they are communicating online with a female. Scammers create fake profiles on social media and dating websites, which they use to lure a person into performing sexual acts on camera. The scammer records the session and threatens to send the image or video to family, friends and/or other people unless they receive money or additional sexual content.

Offenders often share screen captures of the victim’s contacts or other identifying information (school, home address) so that the threat appears more credible and the victim is scared into complying with their request.

Officers from our Youth Intervention unit will be partaking in presentations in the upcoming weeks to students in North Vancouver School District about the dangers of Sexual extortions.

How to protect yourself

 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Mansoor Sahak

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de North Vancouver
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)
147, 14e Rue Est, North Vancouver (C.-B.) V7L 2N4
Bureau : 604-985-1311
Cellulaire : 778-228-1619

Courriel : mansoor.sahak@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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