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A Group Is Using Naked Mole Rat Pics To Promote 'Sextortion' Awareness

Sextortion happens when someone online uses a victim's naked photographs for blackmail.
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A Group Is Using Naked Mole Rat Pics To Promote 'Sextortion' Awareness

One advocacy group thinks pictures of naked mole rats could help end a big problem.

That big problem? Sextortion. It's where a person online uses a victim's nude photos as blackmail to get explicit pics, videos or even money.

 In the past two years in Canada, sextortion cases involving young boys rose 89 percent.

And a study found 71 percent of victims targeted in the U.S. were minors in the cases it looked at.

But this is clearly an issue that goes beyond one gender — and a problem that probably won't go away anytime soon. So education (and maybe humor) could be key in preventing it.