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Extortion

An illegal act in which one coerces another into providing money or something else of value. For example, one may extort money from a business by threat of force. Extortion historically has been common in organized crime.
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The accused, putting on an American accent, apparently posed as officials of the Internal Revenue Service, US, like the Income Tax Department in India, to call up US citizens to extort information on their bank and financial details.
They are suspected of attempting to extort cash from the McCanns by promising them information about their missing four-year-old daughter.
Ladbrokes' spokesman Ciaran O'Brien said: "Russian hackers did attempt to extort money from us once.
After attempts were made to extort money from the production team working on Ocean's 12, police swooped on 23 suspected Mafia members.
Unlike in previous years, when viruses were mainly created and launched to slow down and cripple IT systems, these types of 'customized' attacks have shown their potential to defraud businesses, steal identities and intellectual property and extort money, while damaging the brand and eroding customer trust.
The extort try comes on the heels of a survey released this month by the National Police Commission in which the city police force was adjudged 'most trusted' among the 17 police stations in Metro Manila.
Summary: Berlin [Germany], September 29 (ANI): The police in southern Germany have been looking for a man suspected of poisoning five jars of baby food in a bid to extort millions of euros from supermarkets and pharmacies, The Telegraph reported.
According to prosecution records, the 34-year-old Sri Lankan took and saved intimate pictures of his girlfriend when they were in a relationship and allegedly used them to blackmail and extort money from her when she broke up with him.
Patna: Police in Bihar are on the lookout for an alleged criminal who has tried to extort money from as many as 96 people using his email.
They said the contract between a service provider and his bank to collect bills is the contract between these two parties and consumers are not a party to this contract and hence it is illegal to extort bank charges for bill payment from the consumers.
New Delhi : A Delhi court yesterday sent two Zee journalists to judicial custody till December 22 for an alleged bid to extort Rs1 billion from a Jindal Group firm.
A GROUP that oversees American football in Ireland has been accused of trying to extort money.