One Norfolk County man will be thinking twice about what he does online after police say someone tried to blackmail him for $25,000 using an explicit video taken in a chat room.
On Tuesday, Norfolk County OPP received a call at 10:31 a.m. by a man reporting extortion.
Police say a male was video chatting with someone he thought was a female friend and engaged in sexually explicit acts over Skype.
The victim was then allegedly contacted and informed that the acts had been recorded, and a demand of $25,000 was made to prevent the video from being sent to the victim’s family along with all of his social media contacts.
In a statement, OPP are reminding residents that anyone can take a live video, and people should think twice about how much they display online.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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