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Better Business Bureau warning: porn scams take a new turn

‘Sextortion’ scam hits area residents

 

October 13, 2018



WORLAND — BBB Scam Tracker has been receiving reports of an old scam with a new twist and while some area residents were targeted they did not fall victim to the scam and did not lose any money.

“Revenge porn” is the distribution, or threat of distribution, of explicit photos or videos of a victim in order to blackmail them. Sometimes the victim knows the perpetrator, and it’s personal. But often the scammer is a stranger and the goal of the blackmail can be phishing or smishing (to obtain money now), identity theft (to later impersonate the victim), or installation of malware on a...



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