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Social media warning: Be careful who you send explicit photos to

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CURRY COUNTY, Ore. -- The Curry County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning about a social media scam.

They say a scammer will 'friend request' another person on Facebook and then send a message that leads to a sexual conversation.

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The sheriff's office says the scammer will then threaten to publish the victim's explicit photos and ask for a settlement of money in exchange for them to be deleted.

If you are a victim of this scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

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