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What is sextortion?

Sextortion, also known as webcam blackmail, is when intimate images and videos are recorded and used for financial exploitation and coercion. The perpetrator relies on the person to feel ashamed and give in to their demands. If you would like more information on what Sextortion is or what to do if you have been affected, you can access our advice page here.

Get involved

We are reaching out to all adults affected by Sextortion in the UK to take part in our survey and help us understand more about this crime. We want to learn more about which platforms are targeted and the techniques used to obtain sexual content and extort money in this way. This campaign aims to raise awareness around Sextortion and prevent more people from being affected by this violating crime in the future.

Downloadable sextortion awareness resource

Spread awareness about sextortion with our 2 sided A4 downloadable resource. This outlines what is sextortion is, how it happens and our vital advice for those affected by the online crime.  

Download here 

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