Monday, March 21, 2022

State Police Investigating Fake Instagram Account that Extorted Schuylkill County Teen

The Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident where someone extorted a teen over Instagram.

According to Troopers, between March 16th, 2022 and March 17th, 2022, an unknown person using a fake Instagram account contacted a teen from the Orwigsburg area.

Police say after sexual photographs were exchanged between the fake account and the teen, the account threatened to release the photographs.  In turn, the teen sent $500 to the fake account to keep the photos from being released.

State Police continue to investigate the incident.  Anyone who may have had a similar experience online is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven at (570) 754-4600.

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