FBI warns on teenage sextortion as new twists on sex-related scams emerge

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The FBI this week warned about recent incidents in Arizona involving an adult coercing teenagers into producing sexual content, as new twists on sextortion scams come to light.The cases in Arizona involve a predator duping young people into producing sexually explicit videos or images, the FBI said. When a teenager refused requests to make more images, the predator used “threats of harm or exposure of the early images” to force the child to continue producing content, the FBI said.This is a new twist on sextortion. The conventional sextortion template is to claim your account has been hacked. Then the extortionists typically say they have video proof of you watching sexual content on porn sites and demand immediate payment in Bitcoin – which gives the extortionist anonymity – or they will release the video to the public.But those tactics may be passé. In a North Carolina case in December, a male teenage college student using a dating app started chatting with someone who sent him a picture of a naked girl, according to a report from WCNC Charlotte North Carolina.SEXTORTION IS EVOLVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, REPORT SAYSThen the teenager got a phone call from a man claiming to …

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