Four men took own lives after webcam blackmail
Four men have killed themselves in the UK in the last year after becoming victims of sextortion, police say.
The number of people reporting financially-motivated webcam blackmails has more than doubled from 385 in 2015 to 864 up to November 2016.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it believed it was also significantly under-reported and actual numbers of victims were likely much higher.
The National Police Chiefs' Council said the rise in cases was "worrying".
Sextortion is a form of blackmail where criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online before persuading them... read more