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Online warning after web cam sex acts lead to blackmail reports




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Suffolk police are again warning residents to be careful online after receiving several recent reports of men being blackmailed after committing sexual acts via web cam.

Officers have been made aware of men being approached via social media such as Facebook by a woman who has then transferred the conversation to Skype where it has become more personal. She has then undressed and encouraged the man to engage in sexual activity.

Soon afterwards a demand for a large sum of money has been made – often for thousands of pounds to be transferred to an account outside the UK – with the threat the footage will be released to family, friends, colleagues and the wider public if this is not paid.

Police are urging all residents to be careful online and to be aware of this and other online frauds. For more information visit the Action Fraud website www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-romance-scams



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