Haldimand OPP is reminding the public to be extremely careful sharing images and videos over the internet, after a report of an alleged extortion on Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

A citizen reported last Thursday that an unknown female threatened to share a sexually explicit video of the citizen to their family and friends if they did not send the female a quantity of currency. The citizen did not send any currency.

Apart from “Sextortion”, as it is commonly referred to, there is always a risk in sharing any personal or sexually explicit images over the internet. There have been some instances where it has affected people years down the road when they were applying for employment.

Think before you send or post anything. Before you hit “send” remember that you cannot control where this image or video may travel. Think about your future and the negative impact and grief that your posts could have on you.