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PSNI warning after cyber criminals posing as model agency try to trick teen girl into sending photos of herself

By Deborah McAleese

Published 09/07/2015

The PSNI said they have received a report of teen girl being asked to send revealing photographs when contacted on a social media network
The PSNI said they have received a report of teen girl being asked to send revealing photographs when contacted on a social media network

Police have issued a warning after cyber criminals, posing as representatives from a model agency, attempted to trick a 16 year-old girl into sending revealing photographs of herself.

The PSNI in Foyle said they have received a report of a teenage girl being asked to send revealing photographs when contacted on a social media network by a ‘representative’ of a well-known modelling agency.

"The contact started off innocently enough with the girl being asked for general photographs of herself. She, rightly, became suspicious when asked for more revealing shots," PSNI Foyle posted on Facebook.

They added: "Genuine agencies do not conduct their business like this. If you are interested in a modelling career, contact an agency personally and talk to them face-to-face.

And, some general advice: Never post or send revealing photos of yourself online. You do not know who is accessing them or where they will end up."

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