November 17, 2021

Delaware State Police investigating possible online sexual extortion cases

Delaware State Police said they are investigating possible on-line sexual extortion cases, and are offering advise to the public on how to avoid becoming a victim of scammers.

Police said they have received complaints about people receiving emails, texts, and chat room invitations, with many asking the recipient to send photos in various stages of undress, including nudes.

They said those who have responded have then received a solicitation for money, with a lack of response leading to a threat that the photo(s) will then be shared with the recipient’s friends, employers, or the public. Potentially causing embarrassment or alarm.

Police offered the following advice for anyone who receives those requests for photos.

  • NEVER send anyone a photo or information of yourself that you would not share publicly, especially to…

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