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[May 03, 2014]

Cops probe Philippines link to blackmail tragedy [Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland)]

(Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) POLICE investigating the death of a Scots teenager who took his own life after being blackmailed by strangers online have been involved in a major international operation targeting cyber-crime in the Philippines.


Daniel Perry, 17, from Dunfermline, died last year after falling victim to an alleged "sextortion" attempt, in which internet users are lured into webcam chats and then blackmailed with the footage.

Inquiries by Police Scotland revealed an online trail, which led to the Philippines and links to organised crime in the country.

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