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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# sextortion

This year
Intimate videos and hidden cameras: Gardaí launch major campaign to help victims of sextortion
Sextortion is a form of cyber extortion which involves a threat or blackmail of having intimate information, images or clips shared without consent.
All time
People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.
People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI
Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.
'I was shaking. I felt so lost and miserable': Sextortion victim on how online con made his life hell
A new TG4 documentary is examining the concept of online shaming.
Teachers, judges and actors are all falling victim to online sex blackmailers
The sextortion scams are typically run by criminal gangs working out of several different countries.
Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys
Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.
Ever take a 'sensitive' photo of yourself? You could be at risk of sextortion
Faceless criminals are using young peoples’ personal images to extort money from them and the FBI want it to stop.
Weird Wide Web: Angry Birds cartoon, dirty screens and 'sextortion'
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