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In an online environment where everyone can make up their own screen name and handle, it is hard to know whom to trust. Remain cautious, especially when speaking with someone online you have not met in real life. #StopSextortion
Sextortion is a crime because it is illegal for an adult to ask for, pay for, or demand graphic images from a minor. Victims are not the ones who are breaking the law. #StopSextortion
If you believe you are a victim of sextortion, talk to a trusted adult or call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324). Our agents are trained to help you and bring the perpetrator to justice. #StopSextortion…
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#HappeningNow: Welcome to our Twitter chat about sextortion. Brian and Amy are here to answer your questions. Send us your questions with #AskFBI. #StopSextortion
Q1. @carissas2009 asks, what are the most common mediums being used by the perpetrators to find their victims & what steps have the FBI taken to bring awareness?
A1. Social media platforms and the online gaming environment are just two platforms where we are seeing increased targeting of children/teens. The FBI encourages children and parents to have their guard up when they are gaming online. #StopSextortion
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The internet connects your kids to the world. Do you know who in the world is connecting to them? Talk to your children about sextortion, a crime that involves an adult coercing a minor to send an explicit image. Help the FBI #StopSextortion. For info:…
Predators who engage in sextortion can easily misrepresent themselves online to appear to be friendly, a child of similar age, or simply a listening adult. Help the FBI #StopSextortion before another child is victimized. For more resources, go to:…
Sextortion is a crime, but your child didn’t do anything wrong. If you believe you know someone who is the victim of sextortion, there is hope. Call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or check out our resources. #StopSextortion…
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