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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:

Organisation Contact Information
Lifeline 0800 808 8000
Samaritans 116 123 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 Trust 028 3839 9201
Western HSC Trust  028 7186 5195
Northern HSC Trust  028 2566 3500
NSPCC helpline  0808 800 5000 or [email protected]
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If criminals threaten to share intimate images or videos of you online - this is Sextortion.