Kings County, Nova Scotia – Kings District RCMP would like to alert the community of threatening text messages that have recently been received in Kings County.
A text message appears from an unknown caller and in all cases reported to date, has targeted teenage females. The text message threatens to distribute nude photos that the person allegedly has in their possession. In one report, the situation escalated when the person texting called the victim at midnight claiming to be an acquaintance and claiming to know what her bedroom looks like. The male caller gave himself away when he provided an inaccurate description of the bedroom.
If you have been a victim of this, contact police in your area and report it. Do not respond to the text messages. Never give out any personal information, especially your address or location. The RCMP would like to remind parents to keep an open dialogue with their children about the appropriate use of technology.
Cyberbullying affects victims in different ways than traditional bullying. It can follow a victim everywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of cyberbullying is encouraged to contact Nova Scotia RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) and report it. Victims can also contactwww.cyberscan.novascotia.ca for more information.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
The investigation is ongoing.
Kings District RCMP