What Is Sextortion
Basically, Sextortion Is Webcam Or Intimate Photos Or Videos Blackmail!
Many people use webcams for flirting and cybersex, or send intimate photos or videos of themselves to online strangers – but sometimes people you meet online aren’t who they say they are.
Criminals might befriend victims online by using a fake identity and then persuade them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam, often by using an attractive woman to entice the victim to participate. These women may have been coerced into these actions using financial incentives or threats.
These webcam videos are recorded by the criminals who then threaten to share the images with the victims’ friends and family. This can make the victims feel extremely ashamed and embarrassed and, tragically, here in the UK at least four young men have taken their own lives after being targeted in this way.
Both men and women can be victims of this crime, either by being blackmailed or by being coerced into carrying out sexual acts.
The best way to stop yourself from becoming a victim is to be very careful about who you befriend online, especially if you’re consider