24 June
Police Scotland Sextortion Flyer June 2024

Although victims of any age are potential targets, UK-wide data suggests that children aged 15-17 years and adults aged 18-30 are particularly at risk.

Sextortion is Blackmail.

Criminals target you through dating apps, social media, text or email and manipulate you into sharing sexual content that they later use to demand money or more images under threats of public exposure.

If you're a victim of sextortion, don't panic. Don't pay. Report it to the Police. 

More information about sextortion and what to do if you are a victim can be found here:  https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/internet-safety/sextortion (opens new window)