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Sexting scam targets victims through dating services

August 9, 2010 6:46:44 PM PDT
A warning has been issued for anyone thinking about sending racy messages or images on their cell phone. It could cost you some embarrassment and some money.

In case you need another reason not to be involved with sexting, here's another one. The "bad guys" will use it against you.

A couple is accused of extorting money from at least seven people around the country through a dating service phone scam.

The Ohio couple is accused convincing their victims to send racy photos and messages.

When the date did that, they were told the message was received by the couple's 11-year-old child.

The couple would then demand money in exchange for not going to police. Authorities believe together victims paid $10,000.


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