New email sextortion scam

Published 23 July 2018

In a new sextortion scam cyber criminals are sending victims their own passwords.

More details are available on the actionfraud website.

Ensure you stay safe and always be careful who you befriend online and on social media.

Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision if you receive an email like this - follow the below advice from Action Fraud.

If you think that you may have been a victim of sextortion, visit the National Crime Agency's website for help.

For online safety advice, including; safe internet browsing, cybercrime, social media and internet dating, phishing and internet shopping visit our Keep Safe section.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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