Haliburton Highlands OPP wish to remind residents of specific types of frauds that continue to be reported and precautions that you can take to prevent them.
Sextortion is a fraud where the suspect creates a fake profile on social media platforms and then encourages the victim to engage in sexual acts on camera. Unknown to the victim, the other person is recording this activity, then later contacts you and requests money to prevent this video from being distributed to friends, family or even coworkers.
Take steps to protect yourself, such as ensuring the camera on your electronic device is turned off or covered when not intentionally using it. Do not accept requests on social media platforms from people you do not know. Remember any activity that you engage while live streaming can be recorded.