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Listen: Gardai Say Children As Young As 7 Are Being Targeted In "Sextortion" Scams.

: 06/19/2017 - 13:56

Children as young as seven are being targeted online in so called 'sextortion' scams.

Also know as webcam blackmailing, it's where sexual information or images of the victim are used to extort money or sexual favours.

A report released by Europol today says that these types of crimes are skyrocketing, but go largely unreported because victims are embarrassed by the images they're forced to provide.

Detective Superintendent is Declan Daly:

NEWSTALK1326788.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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