What to do if you think your rights have been violated · File a formal complaint through your center's grievance process and appeal at all available levels. The gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States. The FBI has seen an enormous increase in the number of cases in which children and adolescents have been threatened and coerced into sending explicit images on the Internet, a crime called sextortion. The FBI has also recently seen an increase in cases of financial sextortion targeting underage victims in the United States.
Financial sextortion is different from traditional sexual sextortion. If young people are being exploited, they are victims of a crime and must report it. Contact your local FBI office, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or report it online at tips, FBI, gov. The FBI also has staff dedicated to helping victims of crime.
Learn more about our Victim Services Division and learn your rights if you are a victim of sextortion and your images have been posted online. The FBI's Stop Sextortion campaign seeks to inform children and caregivers about this growing crime involving young people who are forced by an adult to create explicit content on the Internet. In this episode of Inside the FBI, we warn children, teens and caregivers about an increasingly common online threat called sextortion. Please wait a moment and try again.