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What are they demanding from you? Are they in this country?
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Unfortunately, if you pay them then it will never end. They will just keep demanding payment until you run out of money. You can complain to Facebook and FB will likely close out the account, but they will just open another.
The fact of the matter is that you will just need to report them to the police and hope they are somewhere the police can reach them.
You can also file suit against them for money damages and injunctive relief if they are in the US.
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