Specialist cyber crime police officer in the Philippines
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Men fall victim to 'sextortion' blackmailers

Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to an online crime known as "sextortion".

It is a form of blackmail, where men are lured into sexually explicit web chats and then blackmailed.

The blackmailers are criminal gangs operating in countries like the Philippines.

Last year, a teenager from Scotland, Daniel Perry, took his own life, after he was caught up in the scam.

Angus Crawford reports.

  • 19 Dec 2014
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