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Blackmail warning from police

Six online cases in as many months

Police are warning people to be careful who they share intimate moments with online – after a spate of blackmail cases.

Officers say in the past six months alone, they’ve investigated six reports of Island residents being blackmailed online through social media.

They say those who’ve been targeted have received demands for up to £6,000 to withhold sensitive information, pictures and videos.

Police say people should be wary of who they befriend online, and avoid passing on any information which might be used against them.

They add if you’re targeted you should never send money to the blackmailer - as it will only lead to more problems.

Instead, they’re urging people to get in touch if they have a problem – the number to call is 631212.

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