Teen Boys Are Falling for a Snapchat Nude-Photo Scam. Here’s How to Avoid It.

Julie Jargon

Nov. 18, 2023 9:00 am ET

An on-line nude-photo rip-off is ensnaring hundreds of juvenile boys and inflicting emotional trauma.

Scammers posing as teen ladies befriend boys on-line, share nude photographs of a woman after which ask for nude photographs in return. Once the boy reciprocates, the schemer calls for cash be despatched by a peer-to-peer cost app and threatens to share the boy’s photographs along with his social-media followers if he doesn’t pay.

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