Police warning following social media scam Date published: 17th June 2015 4pm

Facebook logoCheshire Police are issuing a warning to Facebook users across the county regarding a blackmail scam.

About the scam

  • A Facebook user was befriended by a girl.
  • A short time later, a doctored image 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 demanding £7,500 or 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.