ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Ann Arbor police are warning individuals about social courting apps.
Detectives are working a number of extortion instances after hackers accessed private accounts of people utilizing numerous courting apps.
Police say the hackers contact the victims and declare to be in possession of sexually specific pictures of underage females that have been purportedly discovered on their social media accounts. The hackers determine themselves as Ann Arbor Police detectives and demand cost within the type of a inexperienced dot card or different comparable transaction, threatening legal prosecution if the victims don’t pay up.
The hackers have additionally been utilizing the identities of present officers, in accordance with police.
Ann Arbor police say they don’t conduct investigations on this method, and these solicitations are utterly bogus.
Police say anybody who receives a telephone name from somebody who claims to be a police officer ought to take further steps to confirm this info.
Anybody who believes they could have fallen sufferer to this scheme, or who has some other info, is requested to contact police at 734-794-6930.