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FBI Targets Scammers Posing as Minors to Target Would-Be Pedophiles


By Mike Levine

Sexual predators who victimize children on the Internet are now becoming targets of a different kind of online predator – and law enforcement officials are hunting them all down.

In the past five years, federal authorities have arrested more than 11,000 "online predators," at least in part as a result of officers posing as minors on the Internet to attract would-be pedophiles. But the FBI is increasingly seeing cases of computer-savvy scammers posing as minors online to steal financial information or extort money from those would-be pedophiles.

The FBI is currently investigating a man and woman in Miamisburg, Ohio, who allegedly engaged seven men, including a middle school teacher in New York, in sexually explicit conversations on the Internet and then "tricked" them into divulging personal information and financial records, accordin

Added: Apr-10-2009 Occurred On: Apr-10-2009
By: SexOffenderIssues
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, scam, fbi, vigilante, vigilantes, vigilantism, extortion,
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