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A Group Is Using Naked Mole Rat Pics To Promote 'Sextortion' Awareness

Sextortion happens when someone online uses a victim's naked photographs for blackmail.
Posted at 3:09 PM, Jun 12, 2017

One advocacy group thinks pictures of naked mole rats could help end a big problem.

That big problem? Sextortion. It's where a person online uses a victim's nude photos as blackmail to get explicit pics, videos or even money.

 In the past two years in Canada, sextortion cases involving young boys rose 89 percent.

And astudy found 71 percent of victims targeted in the U.S. were minors in the cases it looked at.

But this is clearly an issue that goes beyond one gender — and a problem that probably won't go away anytime soon. So education (and maybe humor) could be key in preventing it.