A 17-year-old female charged with online extortion in the North East
A 17-year-old female has been charged in connection with online extortion in the North East.
An 18-year-old man was a victim on a social media platform between August and November, 2020.
She is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
Detective Sergeant David Williamson of the Cyber Enabled Crime Team said :
“Blackmail and extortion are common ways for people to make money out of their victims and anyone threatened with online blackmail should never comply with it. We are committed to tackling this type of crime and anyone who feels at risk or worried should contact Police Scotland on 101 or visit our website for tips on how to keep safe online." https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/internet-safety/