Sextortion

The Dangers Of Teen Sextortion Scams – 2024

The Dangers Of Teen Sextortion Scams

An Introduction to Teen Sextortion Scams and the Damage it does!

Primary Category: Scam Basics

Author:
•  Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. – Anthropologist, Scientist, Director of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.

About This Article

Teen sextortion scams are a significant threat in today’s world, exploiting teens’ vulnerabilities by luring them into fake relationships and extorting money.

These scams cause devastating emotional and psychological impacts, such as psychological trauma, intense fear, anxiety, shame, guilt, depression, and suicidal thoughts, often leading to isolation.

Socially, they damage reputations, disrupt education, and erode trust in relationships.

Financially, victims face monetary losses and jeopardized future financial security.

Legally, these scams expose teens to criminal networks and potential involvement in illegal activities, risking their safety.

To combat this, education, open communication, strong privacy practices, and prompt reporting are crucial for protecting teens from sextortion.

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SEXTORTION SCAM WARNING – URGENT – 2024

SEXTORTION SCAM WARNING – URGENT – 2024

Very High Sextortion Scam Risk Targeting Teen Victims

Authors:
•  SCARS Editorial Team – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
•  Portions from Paul Raffile, Teleo, Intel Analyst | Investigator | Security Strategy | Digital Risk | OSINT

Article Abstract

This article details an urgent Sextortion Scam Warning that has the potential to affect millions more teens in the coming weeks. Please help – read, respond and share, and report.

♦♦♦ Sextortion Scam Warning! We Need Your Help! We Need You To Report The Wizz App On The Google App Store And In The Apple iTunes Store, Then Report It To The FTC!

This Is Catastrophic And It Is Happening Right Under Our Noses!

TALK TO YOUR TEENS ABOUT SCAMS AND SPECIFICALLY ABOUT SEXTORTION SCAMS!

♦ There will be a nationwide child exploitation emergency on Monday, January 15th, unless you can urgently help.

Scam Warning: The ‘Wizz’ app has a Massive Sextortion Problem.

JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING

• Tens of thousands of kids, mostly boys, are being systematically scammed by criminals into taking nude photos, while the criminal screenshots/copies all their Instagram followers. Immediately following, then blackmail starts, threatening to leak the nude pics to all the victim’s family and friends unless a ransom is paid.

• This specific crime, financial sextortion, began to increase exponentially 18 months ago, in part due to Wizz’s growth and easily circumventable safety features connecting criminals to kids, with ineffective safeguards.

• At least 21 kids have died by suicide in these past 18 months as a direct result of financial sextortion – but this is just what has been reported – no one knows the real values. This is a 20,000% increase since 2019

• In a Wizz poll of 500 English-speaking Wizz users, 40% said they had been blackmailed on the platform–far more than any other platform we know of. Note that a supermajority (77%) of these victims were minors under 18.

• Since summer, Wizz is now the the #3 platform for incidents of sextortion reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, behind only Instagram and Snapchat. Wizz is so tiny compared to Insta and Snap, meaning that sextortion is rampant and has saturated Wizz beyond control.

• To further measure the prevalence of sextortion targeting minors on Wizz, the team of analysts at TENEO created 10 experimental profiles representing young males across the U.S. in a mix of cities and rural areas. All 10 of these accounts were targeted by sextortion criminals during their first 48 hours on the app.

Urgent Monday January 15, 2024 Scam Warning

⚠️⚠️⚠️ On Monday, January 15th, Wizz is hosting its first-ever weeklong “Influencer House” to expand its reach in the United States. This will cause a tsunami of new sextortion victims who will fall for carefully laid traps set by criminals on Wizz.

Report this NOW!

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