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n.1.The act or practice of extorting money by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Even the newspapers, with one or two blackmailing exceptions, ceased abusing him and became respectful.
There are a certain number of riverside roughs who make quite an income, during the summer, by slouching about the banks and blackmailing weak-minded noodles in this way.
He is known to have held papers which he used for blackmailing purposes.
No doubt his blackmailing case is absorbing all his faculties.
The affair on the liner--I mean the matter of the card game--was for the purpose of blackmailing the knowledge they seek from my husband.
Lickspittling is more detestable than blackmailing, precisely as the business of a confidence man is more detestable than that of a highway robber; and the parallel maintains itself throughout, for whereas few robbers will cheat, every sneak will plunder if he dare.
The statement added that " the accused of the cyber blackmail was arrested when an ambushed was set up in one of the malls of Baghdad and when he was blackmailing a citizen with amount of (20,000) dollars," pointing out that "the defendants were handed over to the competent authorities."/ End
LAHORE -- Four men were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cybercrime wing on Friday for blackmailing girls over WhatsApp.
LAHORE -- Federal Investigation Agency's cybercrime wing on Friday arrested four men for blackmailing girls over WhatsApp.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister's Special Aide on Accountability Shehzad Akbar said blackmailing in 'judge video scandal' may result in ten years of the sentence.
ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has lodged a case, on an application filed by former accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik, against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Vice-President Maryam Nawaz Sharif and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other persons accused of allegedly blackmailing him over video(s) captured secretly during his meetings with PML-N leaders.
Summary: Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Jun 11 (ANI): Three people have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing a class 12 student by clicking her objectionable pictures, extorting money and raping her.