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Scam of the Week: Sextortion

February 21, 2019 | SHARE >

An eerie and unnerving scam is taking the threat of blackmail to a new level. Regardless of their apparent validity, sextortion scams can be unsettling and will make us think twice about what we keep on our phones and devices. This is a scam that has been on the rise and currently affects many.

In this week’s security tip, learn more about how sextortion scams work and the steps you can take to avoid becoming the next victim.


Quick Tips

  • If you receive a sextortion threat, never pay the ransom proposed by the cybercriminal.
  • Cover the camera lens in your computer by using electrical tape or with a camera cover.

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