Beware this “minor” scam.

This is one that’s slowly rearing its ugly head.  It begins in a very similar way to the standard sextortion scam, but they don’t use the video as the threat.  The person is contacted a short time later by someone claiming to be the female’s father.  At this point, they claim that she’s a minor and money demands are made.  We’ve seen reasons include counselling and to have a police report dropped.  We’ve not seen enough cases to come up with steps to deal with this, so for now we’re advising people to follow the same steps as with a standard sextortion scam.  The only difference would be to double the time spent away from social media sites to at least a month.  As we get more reports, we can offer more tailored advice.