Eye on the FBI: ‘Sextortion’

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — ‘Sextortion’ is when strangers befriend people online and entice them to send explicit photos and videos – and the FBI wants you to beware.

The FBI has reportedly seen a rise in cases of suspects threatening and/or coercing children and teens. They say sextortion can start in many ways – and can even involve money.

Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda and Ruben Marchand Morales, an assistant special agent with the FBI, stopped by to talk about this problem and what to look out for.

Learn more in the video above or by clicking here.

If you feel like you are being threatened, or have been threatened, into sending explicit pictures or videos online, tell a trusted adult. Contact the FBI at 1800-CALL-FBI.