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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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Police on Saturday night registered criminal case against the three alleged rapists and two blackmailers.
Fortunately, in around 99 per cent of the cases, the blackmailer does not get what he or she asks," he said.
The blackmailers, usually criminal gangs based abroad, then threaten to upload the video to social media accounts unless they receive up to PS10,000.
The blackmailers then threaten to upload the video unless they receive up to PS10,000.
It states that the blackmailers had already been paid once and were seeking more money.
She went to police, who tracked down and arrested the blackmailer and two accomplices.
A BBC investigation has claimed Daniel received a message from his blackmailers reading: "I will make you suffer.
Typically online blackmailers - often members of foreign criminal networks - use bogus identities to befriend British teens on internet chatrooms or social networking sites such as Facebook.
The situation had even prevented her from getting married because she was afraid the blackmailer would contact her husband, said Al-Shulail.
Police have urged people not to fall prey to such blackmailers and report them to the police on the toll free number 800 151.
As two swamis went to pay the money according to the plan, policemen in civil clothes nabbed three of the five blackmailers.
It is not the women who are breaking the law, or the women who are at fault, it is the blackmailers and "weak souls.