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What to do if you have fallen victim to sextortion

If you have been a victim of sextortion, then you are certainly not alone. It is important not to panic and remember the following:

  • Don't respond to demands and don't pay up.
  • End all communication with the blackmailers, do not continue to message them.
  • Block the offender on ALL platforms and change your password on all accounts.
  • If you can, confide in a trusted friend or family member and please contact police immediately on 101.

If you have been the victim of sextortion there is help available. You can speak the following organisations:

OrganisationContact Information
Lifeline0800 808 8000
Samaritans116 123 or 0330 094 5717
Victim Support NI 028 9024 3133
Out of hours GP    
Belfast HSC Trust 028 9074 4447 / 028 9079 6220
South Eastern HSC Trust 028 9182 2344 / 028 9260 2204
Southern HSC Trust028 3839 9201
Western HSC Trust 028 7186 5195
Northern HSC Trust 028 2566 3500
NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 or [email protected]
The Cyber Helpline
Prevention of Young
Get safe online
Revenge Porn helpline
Advice for young people
Advice for young peopleOnline Safety Hub (13 and over)
Advice for adultsOnline Safety Hub

If criminals threaten to share intimate images or videos of you online - this is Sextortion.