Police warn of cybersex trap

The Cyber Crime Unit is warning male Internet users of a spike in cases where men are persuaded to engage in cybersex and then blackmailed with the threat of exposure.

In an announcement on Friday, the police’s specialized force said that men are being approached mainly through chatrooms by unidentified scammers using fake profiles often featuring photographs of attractive women in provocative poses. If they agree to engage in cybersex, there is a risk that the act will be illegally filmed and then used for blackmail.

The experts advise users to ignore invitations from anyone they don’t know and not to switch on their cameras unless the identity of the other person has been confirmed.

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