Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Extortion questions

A man said he would put my belongings in s storage bin and

A man said he would put my belongings in his storage bin and pay the rent. We could not get all the of my things into his storage bins, so he offered to pay both fees. He wanted to marry me and I have already said no. Now he has been texting me and calling me to send him naked pictures f me and that when I see him I will sleep with him. I don't want to do either and told him so. Do I have rights?

Read more

Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

star-full
28,758 satisfied customers
Are you a real person or a bot? well I have a legal issue

are you a real person or a bot?JA: I'm an assistant to the Criminal Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: well I have a legal issue but I don't know what law it falls under.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TnJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet, it literally just happened now.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i'll tell you the whole story, i'm just not sure WHAT law i've broken if any.

Read more

Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

star-full
28,758 satisfied customers
Someone took video of me and is threatening to send it to my

someone took video of me and is threatening to send it to my family and friends on facebook. threatening to send it to my 14 year old daughter. they were blackmailing me on skype and now in my gmail. I sent a message to everyone in my facebook to delete any message but if it's a nude pic of me to my daughter it will be bad.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: not really except I blocked them on skype and now they are emailing me pics of myself and pics of my daughter from facebook saying they will send my pic to her if I don't talk and pay up.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: ok

Read more

Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

star-full
28,758 satisfied customers
This is embarrassing but it has to be told. A beautiful girl

This is embarrassing but it has to be told. A beautiful girl contacted me via text and photo on Facebook said she has the wrong person but can we talk anyway. I said okay. She started a lot of sex talk and finally wanted to have video chat. she got naked played with vagina and breast and made all kinds of moves. I started to started to masturbate and suddenly video ended and a message we are going to contact all family members family names scrolled down and suddenly went dark. I did see a facebook like image read gave name said he masterbutes in fron of 10 year old pediphile etc.shut off I was so worried and scared her name is ***** ***** T**** but changes it I saw her picture under another name as i was looking for her. She contacted me via Facebook text said I am doing this for them then a link to a scene with three children dying of starvation in Mali. Then a request for money $4500 or the video goes to family . I wrote I cant pay that too much a retort how much I was so nervous and scared I wrote $500. then negotiations back and forth turns out I agreed to $1500 all i can afford I texted back . okay you pay and the video will be deleted destroyed. After payment I waited and texting continued she texted finally texted deletion takes "a can of time" she continued about an hour passed. Finally some rambling message about U tube cant do it something about sex content cant be removed unless payment . etc.U Tube wants, she continued , $4500 to delete. i finally settled $1300 sent $300 ad promise to pay $225 for 4 weeks. Thats where I stand I am stalling her now latest message on FB "can you give me password ***** your FB account" " don't worry I do just that for you to be safer" she texted " I want to protect you and no one will see video" "Listening to me your video will be deleted when you"ll end up paying this sum OK" verbatim text message with poor English in some casesWhat can I do ? I am at their mercy it seems I tried sweet talk she is flattered I wrote cant answer now I am working "Okay we talk later"She wrote several times paraphrase now " I am not a bad person I do it for them and no one will see video

Read more

Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

star-full
28,758 satisfied customers
After the conclusion of a defamation case where my complaint

After the conclusion of a defamation case where my complaint was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction, I wrote a brief note to the attorney who represented the two defendants pro bono.(I was the pro se plaintiff.) I congratulated him on his win. He responded with what I consider to be an extortionate demand. I played along to get as much information and evidence as possible before deciding to take any sort of action.In this demand, regarding a case that has been terminated as of July 1, this unemployed (no regular job) attorney makes the following demands, which -- if I do not agree to -- means he intends to file for sanctions in excess of $5,000. (more in followup)

Read more

Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

star-full
29,466 satisfied customers
I think I am being scammed as part of as extortion racket

I think I am being scammed as part of as extortion racket but would like to kinda make sureJA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: Contacted a woman on a dating website....sJA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: Her profile stated she was 29 ....we texted sent half naked pictures ....just got a call from her "father" stating she was 16JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

star-full
34,670 satisfied customers
My son is living with a women who says she has tape of m

My son is living with a women who says she has tape of him with his hands around her neck. She says if he tries to leave her she will give it to her attorney and he will be put jail. This supposedly happen last November although he doesn't remember it at all. Of course he was drunk so it may have happened. He feels like he is a prisoner now but is scared to think she can have put in jail. Can she do this? No charges were ever filed. Seems like this is extortion to me.Obviously we need your help!My best regards,Kevin Fitzner303-90*****Fitzk********com

Read more

Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

star-full
45,488 satisfied customers
I had money stolen from me and found who it is. Is it

I had money stolen from me and found who it is. Is it considered blackmail or extortion if I say "I will not press charges if I the money is returned?'

Read more

Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

star-full
28,758 satisfied customers
Is getting a massage from a stripper in a hotel room

Is getting a massage from a stripper in a hotel room prostitution. No agreement for payment was made prior and no sex acts occurred. Clearly communicated that a "regular massage to relieve stress" was discussed

Read more

Criminal-Expert

Senior Counsel

Doctoral Degree

star-full
3,636 satisfied customers
View more criminal law questions
In The News