Exploitation Alert – Cunch Line Chronicles App

The Cunch Line Chronicles App is advertised as ‘a light-hearted, satirical take on the darker side of urban UK culture’.

In reality, this app is an exploitation risk for young and vulnerable people as it appears to have an in-chat facility which could enable grooming and recruitment to real life County Lines gangs.

The National Crime Agency, National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme and the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre are aware of this app.

The agencies are investigating the action that can be taken to protect young and vulnerable people from the risk of being exploited via this app.

Worried or Concerned about a Young or Vulnerable Person?

You can report your concerns by calling 101 or making a report online Home – Lancashire Constabulary – Report Online.

You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers via  0800 555 111 or online at Independent UK charity taking crime information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

If a crime is ongoing or lives are immediate danger, dial 999.

Local Help and Support for Young People

Nest Lancashire supports young people aged 8 to 18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to threats or harassment.

Young people can talk to Nest in confidence by texting NEST and their number to 60777 or by calling 0300 111 0323.

To find out more about the support Nest can offer visit Nest Lancashire | Supporting young victims