Over the last few days we have received several reports of the so-called "sextortion" scam. This is a malicious practice that has emerged with the rise of the Internet. In this scam, fraudsters claim to have compromised the victim's security by obtaining intimate videos or photos, which they threaten to divulge unless the victim pays a sum of money. This scam exploits victims' fear and shame, often causing them to react impulsively.
See the type of messages sent in the screenshot below.
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