involving young victims
Police are warning of increasing incidents of extortion where young people are targeted on social media by overseas offenders.
Known as sextortion, it is when someone threatens to distribute private and sensitive material if a ransom is not paid.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jodie Lyons said offenders target young victims by tricking them into sending sexually explicit content.
"This is a global issue where offshore offenders target young victims by tricking them into sending sexually explicit content before blackmailing them with threats to share the content with friends and family unless they pay," Lyons said.
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