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Blackmail, in contrast to extortion, is when the offender threatens

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Blackmail, in contrast to extortion, is when the offender threatens to reveal information about a victim or his family members that is potentially embarrassing, socially damaging, or incriminating unless a demand for money, property, or services is met.
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Customer: A person has threatened me with revealing this kind of information unless I pay him money.Is this a crime in Canada.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 6 months ago.
Hello, thank you for the question.Obviously, this could be sensitive so don't reveal any details that can identify you. Let's make sure this stays anonymous.Can you tell me more about what's going on?What province are you in?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A person has threatened to reveal hurtful,embarrassing,information to my family ,which would cause great distress for many ,unless I pay a fairly large sum of money,
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 6 months ago.
I'll need more detail than that.Information about what?What is your relationship with the person?How much money are they asking for?Did they say to whom or how they would reveal this information?

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