Haldimand County OPP issue warning after extortion attempt when explicit photos shared online

HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is warning the public to be careful when sharing images and videos over the internet after a Haldimand County resident was threatened with extortion Dec 23rd. OPP said they were contacted December 23, 2023, by a Haldimand County resident who was reporting an extortion attempt by an individual the person met on line.  OPP said the resident met an unknown individual online and both began to correspond online including the resident sharing explicit photos with the unknown individual. OPP said the victim was then contacted by the same person who had downloaded the photos and demanded money, or threatened they would share the photographs with the victim’s contacts on social media. The victim did not forward any funds…

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