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Maryland State Police warn public of online sexual extortion of minors


Maryland State Police remind parents of online safety and to be aware of online scams involving the sexual extortion of minors.

The Maryland State Police have received numerous re- ports of minors being contacted by other social media users who begin chatting with them via messaging services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. Social media platforms may provide users the ability to communicate with other users via messaging services.

Investigators believe online predators may often give the impression they are romantically interested in the minor . . .