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Red Flags for Online Exploitation


(604) 777-7510

1 (877) 551-6611

If an online friend:

  • Is constantly asking you to do things that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe
  • Is not taking “no” for an answer
  • Is guilt-tripping or threatening you
  • Is giving you lots of online gifts, such as cheat codes, admin codes, or online gift cards
  • Is asking you to switch online platforms, for example from a gaming platform to a social media platform
  • Is asking you to meet in real life
  • Is making you change your routine to chat with them (for example, asking you to be online late at night or to keep your conversations a secret)

Your online friend may be an online exploiter.

For next steps, check out our top 10 tips for staying safe online.

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