Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of social media scam

Shelby County officials investigating car in water (WDTN Photo)

SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a scam targeting children on social media.

Kids on apps like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are being told if they don’t send money, their photos will be hacked and sent to other people, according to officials. 

In some cases the sheriff’s office says some Snapchat accounts have been hacked. They also say the suspect has been found to use fake names like ‘Susu’ and ‘Page Herer’.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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