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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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Circle inspector of Meerpet police station, Man Mohan told ANI said that the woman filed a complaint on March 10, 2018, accusing the man named as Reddypogu Ravi of blackmailing and raping her.
Amir is accused of blackmailing Sobia in exchange for sexual favours and money.
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.
A trial against Mehran would be conducted on the basis of a recently passed controversial 'Cybercrime Bill' that the government claims would ensure tough penalties against online crimes, blackmailing and harassment.
He befriended 200 girls in Hyderabad saying "she" was new to the city with 80 of them falling victim to his blackmailing.
Because extortion and blackmailing are common ways for hackers to make money, they find it easier to fool the gullible and vulnerable young people.
Recently introduced cyber crime laws state that anyone blackmailing someone over the internet can be jailed for two years and fined up to Dhs500,000.
Police in Bishkek arrested a 23-year-old man in Bishkek for blackmailing women on social networks to have sex with him.
A MAN accused of blackmailing a garage owner and hounding him out of business has told jurors the allegations were "a load of lies".
The court found the man guilty of blackmailing a woman and demanding sex to help her case.
A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for five years for forcing teenagers into sending indecent images of themselves over social media and then blackmailing them into performing sexual acts.