Authorities: Don’t Send Snaps To People You Don’t Know

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is advising people that again, things are not always as they appear, especially online.

They have released some information about a scam that they say is going around using the social media app Snapchat.

Sheriff’s Deputies tell us that in the latest reported incidents, scammers request to follow others using a fake account and make attempts to gain various inappropriate photos (or “nudes”). Once the scammer receives these photos, they demand that the user send them funds electronically or they will make the photos public.

A statement from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says, “We want to remind all Snapchat users to only let people you know follow you and not to follow anyone you do not know. We also urge parents to please remind your children of this on regular basis and check up on them.”

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