OPP issue warning after St. Clair sextortion case

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Lambton OPP are asking people to think twice before sharing intimate photos or videos.

Early Aug. 6, Lambton OPP were called to a home for a fraud complaint. The victim had made a social media friend and started an online relationship. Intimate images were taken and shared.

Shortly after they were sent, the victim started getting messages demanding money or the images would be re-shared with friends and family.

The victim paid once, but then a second payment was demanded and the victim called the OPP.

Police remind people there is always a risk in sharing intimate images over the internet – once you hit send, you no longer have control of the image.

Police say if someone demands payment or threatens to share your photos or videos, never pay the money.

Screen shot their messages and usernames, block them from social media and contact police immediately.

For more information on current fraud trends please visit that Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.eng.htm