From October 2021 to March 2023 the FBI and Homeland Security received over 13-thousand reports of online financial sextortion of minors, involving 12-thousand-600 victims primarily boys, and they report those incident led to at least 20 suicides. Lebanon Sergeant Kacie Springer says there seems to be an increase in this crime….
Springer said it can be difficult to investigate these types of crime
One way to significantly reduce dangerous online activity is, do not accept any friend requests or interactions from someone that you haven’t met in person, and never share nude images or images of a sexual nature through social media or in messages. If you or someone you know believes that they are a victim of sextortion or financially motivated sextortion, immediately report it to local law enforcement.