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News Release October 23, 2017 Extortion Scams


CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want to warn the public about various extortion scams that are occurring.

The first scam is a social media and dating app scam regarding unknown females requesting to friend you. Once the friend request is accepted, the female will entice the person to commit a lewd act. If the act is performed, the
female will inform you that the act has been recorded and if payment is not received, the recording will be released on social media.

In the second scam, people are being sent messages via social media stating that if nude photos are not sent to them, they will inflict harm.

The third type of scam occurring is an unknown person will text message people stating that they have been hired to kill them. The person then states that if the victim pays them money then they will not kill them.

Please do not befriend anyone that you have not met in person on any social media platform.

Please contact police if you receive these types of messages.

CrimeStoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect. Do not approach any suspect. All suspects and wanted fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. All calls are confidential and anonymous. CrimeStoppers rewards are not paid to persons who participate in a crime, nor are victims of a crime, or in missing person cases. Be a CrimeStopper and call the hot line at 955-8300 or *Crime on your cellular telephone. Access the CrimeStoppers website at http://
www.honolulucrimestoppers.org
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