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Synonyms for blackmail

Synonyms for blackmail

extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information

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exert pressure on someone through threats

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In the FIR, Dr Parmar complained that the three suspects had blackmailed his daughter for the past six months and had minted Rs 50,000 from her every month by sending her the edited pictures.
Summary: The girl consumes poison as a boy blackmailed her over edited photos
A "RUTHLESS" hacker blackmailed TalkTalk's former chief executive after being turned down for a college computer course.
In another case in Abu Dhabi, a woman was blackmailed by a mobile vendor after she left her phone at the shop for repairing.
The girl had alleged that the man blackmailed her using her photos and demanded money.
Sometimes victims are blackmailed by previous partners, while in other instances perpetrators are strangers who film the victims without their knowledge or consent.
The complaint came from a 21-year-old man who said that between January 1, 2017 and August 18, 2018, the defendants blackmailed him for the amount of approximately e1/423,000.
What this instigates is a repetitive domino chain of blackmail, with blackmailers becoming the blackmailed, and the cycle repeating itself, with the money in turn changing hands.
Upon her refusal to pay more and be blackmailed further, the suspect uploaded her video clip on social media.
PESHAWAR -- Police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Nowshera district claimed on Monday to have arrested an alleged offender of the cybercrime bill who blackmailed women on social media.
A LATE wheeler-dealer known as "Big Poppa" and "Mr Weed" blackmailed a man by using two dogsbodies to threaten and commit violence a court has heard.
blackmailed the woman and threatened to post her images on Facebook if she did not pay him money.
ABHA: Many women refuse to resell their old smartphones and tabs for the fear of being blackmailed later.
A 26-year-old woman residing in Chui region reported police claiming she has been repeatedly insulted, blackmailed, and requested to have sex with a strange social network user she met on Internet in January 2015.
Jailing him Judge David Hale said the two blackmailed men had spent 40 hours in "emotional turmoil" after receiving the messages.