Unfortunately, sexting isn't going away anytime soon.
With more and more teens having internet capability, the chances of them sexting also increase.
All three agencies — NCIS, Army CID and Air Force OSI — are crafting broader strategy for the Defense Department.
has sent sexually suggestive, nude or semi-nude "sext" messages by phone or otherwise.
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You're scrolling through Facebook like any other day when a friend request pops up from a pretty girl. You send one back, just to be polite, or maybe because she asked nicely. Law enforcement officials have dubbed the scam "sextortion," and it happens all over the world.In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.Military law enforcement officials say they've received several hundred sextortion reports since the scam first surfaced in 2012 and that, despite ongoing efforts to warn and educate personnel, the numbers continue to rise. "Part of that, too, is that we have gotten the word out in so many different ways and encouraged reporting," said NCIS Division Chief Megan Bolduc.The NCIS alone, which investigates criminal cases for the Navy and the Marine Corps, has received about 300 sextortion reports over the last four years, officials say. "I think people are more willing to come forward, but incidents are also increasing." Many victims are the military's most junior troops, young adults away from home for the first time and trying to make new connections or otherwise find their way in the world.