What are Sextortion Scams?

This is a serious form of online exploitation which can target anyone regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. Scammers either threaten or socially engineer victims into sharing intimate images or video content and then extort payment by threatening to publicly share or post the images or video content.

Explore additional resources such as our Sextortion Scam Awareness Tip Sheet for Teens and our Guide For Supporting a Victim of Sextortion resources for more information and support.

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