CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to inform the public of an extortion scam that is occurring.
There are reports that victims are meeting people online from social media platforms or dating apps. The victims then engage in conversations with the other person and are instructed to engage in inappropriate behavior or to send lewd photos. Once the victim engages in the behavior the other person then threatens to disseminate the lewd photos or videos unless a ransom is paid. We advise the public to not comply with requests to send lewd videos or photos.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. The public may now send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips App.