Blackmail and Extortion
Were you the victim of a sexual extortion scam? “Sextortion” is a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favors or payment from the victim. Social media and text messages are often the source of the sexual material and the threatened means of sharing it with others.

For example, you may have become Facebook “friends” or connected through other social media sites with someone who asked you to arrange a webcam chat session. During the session, they showed you a (pre-recorded-unbeknownst to you) video of themselves disrobing and asked you to do the same or more.

The individual recorded your webcam session. They contact you with a link to the video and instruct you to pay a fee or the video will be made public and distributed to contacts on your social network sites.

If you are the victim of a sextortion scam where Google services (YouTube, Google Payments, Google Play Cards, etc…) were used to facilitate the scam, report the scam to the authorities and we also encourage you to report the scam to us.

If someone has posted your personal information or uploaded a video of you without your consent, you can request removal of content ( based on our Privacy Guidelines ( You may also report videos that contain inappropriate content by flagging the video (

Additional resources ( for victims of sextortion are available.

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Report a Sextortion Scam
Complete this form if you believe you've been the victim of blackmail or extortion using Google's products or services. The information you provide us with may be used to further investigate this matter in aggregate, and may be shared with the appropriate authorities as part of our effort to shut down these types of operations.

Google is unable to respond to all individual inquiries.

Your Contact Information
First Name:
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Last Name:
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Phone Number:
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Scammer Information:
Name of Scammer:
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Email of Scammer:
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Phone Number of Scammer:
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Date Contacted:
Social Media Profile (provide related links):
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Social Media Username:
Did the scammer upload a video of you?
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Payment Details:
Was money requested?
How much was requested?
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Did you send money?
How much did you send?
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How did you send the money?
Were you asked to provide any other information?
Supporting Documentation:
Scan and upload all relevant records related to your transaction, including fraudulent emails or notifications you received, records of money/bank transfers, etc.

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Additional Information:
Please describe your interaction with the Scammer. If you sent money, include any unique identifiers for this transaction, such as the MoneyGram Reference Number, Western Union Money Transfer Control Number, or the bank account / routing number you were instructed to transfer funds to. Unique identifiers does not include any account credentials, secret hint questions/answers, etc…
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