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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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A spokesperson from the law enforcement agency told media that the accused men were blackmailing them with videos and images of private nature.
It is pertinent to mention that the cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday registered a case against Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leaders in Judge Arshad Malik video blackmailing scandal.
Tariq, an alleged prime suspect who had fraudulently captured video(s) of the former judge and has been accused of blackmailing 'influential personalities, was shifted to FIA custody after the remand was approved.
BADIN -- Police on Tuesday arrested the main suspect in relation to a girl's suicide in Badin due to online blackmailing.
BADIN -- A girl in Badin committed suicide by consuming poison due to social media blackmailing.
A girl in Badin, Pakistan consumes poison to commit suicide after alleged social medial blackmailing. Photo for illustrative purpose only Image Credit: Social media Also in this package
To the shock of residents in Sharjah, few mobile phone vendors are blackmailing them with personal videos, photos and asking them to pay money.
KARACHI -- Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing on Monday claimed to have arrested a man for blackmailing women through social media.
Summary: Lebanese authorities arrested a man Sunday for allegedly blackmailing a woman with private photos in exchange for $14,000 in Beirut's Furn al-Shubbak.
The deputy director said a second year medical school in Nowshera Medical College was arrested after a student from a university in Islamabad whom he also harassed lodged a complaint against him with the FIA's Cyber Crime Wing, saying that he was blackmailing her on Facebook.
Ranjit, in turn, is cheating on his wife Dolly (Divya Dutta), which prompts Dev to do the most middleclass of middleclass things by putting his outraged sentiments to a side, and viewing the situation as an opportunity to address his financial woes by blackmailing the lover of his wife.
Haripur -- The Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cyber crime wing on Thursday arrested a man posing as a pir (faith healer) for allegedly sexually abusing women and then blackmailing them.
When Sumarhi denied to return the land at the price he had paid during purchase, Sirohiya, by misusing publications owned by him, is blackmailing Sumargi, he said at the press conference.
by Hassan Shaban Al Lawati / Oman is taking a stand against online blackmailing as the number of reported cases spiked by 100 per cent in 2016 from last year.