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Be wary of pictures/videos you post online - once they are published on the internet it can be downloaded and shared by other people.
Never open email attachments or click on links from strangers and watch out for email scams, such as a suspicious message from your bank.
Make sure your passwords are strong by including symbols, numbers, capital letters, and change it regularly - of course, never give this information out.
Keep your security settings high and use a firewall, anti-virus programme and anti-spyware programme.
It includes a film aimed at the most vulnerable victims, helping them to recognise a potential criminal approach and providing online advice, including the importance of reporting the crime to their local police.
Four men killed themselves in a year after being exposed by the so-called "sextortion" rackets, officers said.Deactivating the Facebook account temporarily rather than shutting it down will mean the data are preserved and will help police to collect evidence.The account can also be reactivated at any time so your online memories are not lost forever.Sextortion is a form of blackmail where criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online - using websites such as Facebook, Skype or Linkedin - before persuading them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam.The gangs, based in Morocco, the Philippines and the Ivory Coast, use "honey trap" actors to lure their victims in and record the images before threatening to share them with the victims' friends and family unless they accede to their demands for payment.
Also, keep an eye on all the accounts which you might have linked in case the criminals try to contact you via one of those.