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Teenagers targeted in new social media scam

Sep 22, 2021 07:09 By Shannonside News
Teenagers targeted in new social media scam Teenagers targeted in new social media scam
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Teens are being warned not to accept friend requests from strangers.

Teenagers are being warned about a social media scam that tries and blackmails them for cash.

Gardai are investigating a number of incidents where boys were sexually coerced to send explicit photos of themselves, before being blackmailed.

Gardai say teenagers need to be careful about accepting friend requests from strangers.

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Crime prevention officer, Sergeant Dean Kerins, outlines one case.

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