Cheshire Police are issuing a warning to users of Facebook across the county regarding a blackmail scam.
A Facebook user was befriended by a girl. A short time later, a doctored image of the victim was sent to their employer’s Facebook page. This image showed the victim engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child. The victim then received a message stating that unless £7,500 was paid the photograph and images like it would go viral and the victim’s life would be ruined.
Cheshire Police are advising people not to befriend people they don’t know on Facebook. If you are subject to any criminal activity contact the police on 101.