Sextortion is a form of blackmail in which criminals using fake identities trick internet users into performing sex acts online, and then threaten to release the videos or photos to family and friends unless the victims pay them not to. Photo: Shutterstock

In South Korea ‘sextortion’, where people are tricked into performing sex acts online, then blackmailed, is becoming a big problem

  • Using fake identities, criminals dupe internet users into performing sex acts online and then threaten to release the videos or photos unless the victims pay
  • The crime has been on the increase in recent years, and South Korean police believe far more cases occur than are reported to them
Topic |   South Korea
Sextortion is a form of blackmail in which criminals using fake identities trick internet users into performing sex acts online, and then threaten to release the videos or photos to family and friends unless the victims pay them not to. Photo: Shutterstock
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