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Police warning over 'fake modelling pages' on Facebook

Police have urged vigilance. (stock photo)
Police have urged vigilance. (stock photo)

Police have issued a warning about "fake modeling pages" that have appeared on Facebook.

They said they have been made aware of illegitimate pages under the name "The Style Academy".

Young women contacting the pages have been asked to provide "compromising and indecent images" of themselves.

"We feel the need to highlight the seriousness of these pages as young women can be subject to both blackmail and the exploitation from these images," PSNI Lisburn said on Facebook.

"Please note that there is a legitimate modelling agency known as 'The Style Academy Model Agency Ltd' which is completely above board. Please do your own research and be vigilant before contacting these pages."

Anyone who has been targeted by the pages have been asked to contact Facebook to have them removed and contact police on 101.

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