Attempted Extortion

Hanover Police continues to investigate an attempted extortion which occurred on August 12th, 2022. The scammers contacted the victim using the stolen identity of a known friend. The scammer initiated an explicit discussion requesting pictures. The victim did provide non-explicit images and the scammer then threatened to contact police and have the man arrested if he didn’t send money. The victim recognized the attempted extortion and contacted police. Hanover Police are reminding everyone to remain vigilant and suspicious of anyone asking for explicit pictures or videos over the internet. If anyone has information about this occurrence, they are asked to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a secure Web Tip.