Blackmail

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Blackmail

A crime in which one threatens to reveal damaging information about another unless the former is paid some amount of money or is given something of value. For example, one may threaten to reveal information about an extramarital affair or evidence that the other person committed a crime unless one is paid $100,000. Legally, blackmail is a form of extortion.
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Earlier today, another suspect emerged in Judge Arshad Malik video blackmailing scandal.
He accused Nasir Janjua, Nasir Butt, Khuram Yousaf and Mehr Ghulam Jilani of blackmailing him.
He had directed station house officer (SHO) Tando Ghulam Ali Riaz Rind to arrest those involved in the blackmailing the victim.
The group also received Rs50,000 from the girl through blackmailing.
Dubai: A Pakistani girl has committed suicide by consuming poison due to social media blackmailing.
He added that he then used the same pictures for blackmailing and demanding money from the girls.
BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities arrested a man Sunday for allegedly blackmailing a woman with private photos in exchange for $14,000 in Beirut's Furn al-Shubbak.
He said there are many cases where girls have also taken their lives when they are faced with such a situation because they cannot tell their parents that someone is blackmailing them.
Sumargi has also alleged Sirohiya for blackmailing many business orgasnisations by taking golden share against media protection.
Muscat: Oman is taking a stand against online blackmailing as the number of reported cases spiked by 100 per cent in 2016 from last year.
The head of Oelmek Demetris Taliadoros, speaking on state radio yesterday morning, had the nerve to claim that Poed had secured many more teaching positions for primary schools by blackmailing the education minister.
The suspect gave out names of 15 of his accomplices who were involved in blackmailing victims on social media, the DPO added.