The OPP are warning that men are being targeted in a sex blackmail scam on Facebook, dating sites and pornographic websites. Police say so-called “sextortion” involves people being lured into an online relationship through various social media and websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to perform a sexual act on webcam and are then told it was recorded and will be shared with their friends if they don’t pay a fee. The OPP advises disabling cameras connected to the internet as hackers are able to obtain remote access and record without the victim’s knowledge.
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The Canadian Press