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'Web porn blackmail' probed in Bolzano

'A dozen complaints' in last week

14 February, 12:22
'Web porn blackmail' probed in Bolzano (ANSA) - Bolzano, February 14 - Police in this northern Italian city said Friday they had received a dozen complaints this week from alleged victims of Web porn blackmail on social-media sites.

In the alleged scam, police said, users believing they were communicating with like-minded clients were asked to film their private parts and strike sexual poses.

The suspected gang then demanded money for not posting the videos, police said.

Police advised visitors to social-media sites to be cautious, stressing that Webcam footage can easily be used against those who film it.

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