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I had a external hard drive connected to my WIFI router at
I had a external hard drive connected to my WIFI router at home to be able to transfer some files onto my laptop. During the time I had it connected, my roommate saw the drive on the network and proceeded to copy a large amount files. He copied personal and confidential information and is using the knowledge of that information to extort money from me.He states it was legal to copy it because I gave him the WIFI password ***** ago, therefore I am somehow giving him permission to access anything on the network. My analogy, I see it as money laying out in my own bedroom. He had to open the door (the hard drive) walk in, look around and then take the money. Sure, the room wasn't locked, but that's not giving him permission to scope around my room and take anything he sees. What are my legal options here?
I am currently being threatened and blackmailed by an
HI! I am currently being threatened and blackmailed by an individual who is trying to extort money from my elder father/family. My father has blocked and cut off all contact from him but hes is now CONTINUALLY contacting me and threatening to sue me for harboring him when in fact I do not live with him or have any control over him. It sounds not seriousl but it has gotten really bad. threatening to contact my employer etc.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington, DC is my current state where I live and workJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: nope. it has just gotten soo bad I need to find a lawerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have hundreds of e-mails of blackmail, attempts to extort, and threats, and over times he has threatened legal action as a means to put him intouch with my father so he can extort more money
I met a girl on a website called Skout, which is supposedly
I met a girl on a website called Skout, which is supposedly for over 18 only. Her profile said she was 25. She asked me to text, and like an idiot, I gave out my phone number. She wanted to sext, and began sending nude pics, and asked for a pic of my genitals. She then admitted she was 15. After a few days, I get a call from her "father" who says he is going to have me arrested unless we can work something out. He wanted $2000 for sex-addiction therapy for his daughter, and $700 for a new phone. She said that her phone was junk, and even asked if I would giver her $350 for a new one. She also said she wanted to visit me. Her dad asked for $1000 over Western Union to South Carolina. I cannot trace the cell they are texting and calling from. I tried several apps and a website, and they traced back to a 60- some year old woman with a different last name. The girl asked if I had facebook. I did not giver her mine, but when I searched her, There was no record. There is no record anywhere online of this girl. Am I being scammed? What should I do. I know I am an idiot. I need help. I know this is a lame excuse, but she kept escalating at every point, and I kept trying to say no.
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?
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.
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
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
After the conclusion of a defamation case where my complaintView more criminal law questions
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)