San Diego FBI: ‘Sextortion’ schemes targeting young boys

The FBI in San Diego Thursday, April 28, warned parents and caregivers about an increase in “sextortion” incidents involving young children.According to the FBI, the agency has received more reports of adults posing as young girls coercing young boys through social media to produce sexual images and videos, and then extorting money from them. Sextortion is a crime, and involves an adult contacting a minor over online platforms such as an app, game or social media account.According to the FBI, a predator will use deception and manipulation tactics to convince a young male, most between 14 to 17, “to engage in explicit activity over video, which is then secretly recorded by the predator.”“The predator then reveals that they have made the recordings and attempts to extor
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