- When communicating with a stranger online for the first time, be cautious;
- Remember, police are not responsible for your online reputation – only you are. Police cannot immediately delete an item from the internet – investigations take time; and
- It is vitally important that incidents of sextortion are reported through the ACORN system (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) as soon as possible. If the scammer has compromising footage or images of a victim and successfully extorts information or money once – they will do so again and again and again.
The aim of the game here is to avoid putting yourself in a position where a scammer can take advantage of you.