Police warning after webcam blackmail and sextortion crimes in Forth Valley

Forth Valley residents are being urged to show caution online to protect themselves from falling victim to webcam blackmail and sextortion.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 6th August 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Friday, 6th August 2021, 5:04 pm

Police have advised social media users to watch a National Crime Agency video about the best prevention methods.

A spokesperson said: “The best way stop yourself becoming a victim is to be careful about whom you befriend online just as you would offline, especially when considering sharing intimate images.

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Police in Forth Valley have recently received reports of webcam blackmail and sextortion offences. Picture: John Devlin.

“If you're a victim of this type of crime and haven't already, please contact police on 101.”

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