Extortion
Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining from d...
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The Skype sex scam - a fortune built on shame
Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.
Woman Arrested For Extortion Scheme Against Eliot Spitzer
Police in New York say a woman has been arrested and faces charges of grand larceny by extortion for trying to dupe former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer out of $50,000.
Ransom is the new black – the increasing trend of online extortion
Brian Krebs reported on this a few months ago and it’s about as brazen as you’d expect online criminals to get; give us money or we’ll mess up your stuff. It’s the mob protection racket of the digital...
Blackmail - Blackmailing the President
Comments by Nicholas Katzenbach and Anthony Summers. Audio outtake from Robert Kennedy stating his thoughts of Hoover,and Hoover's desire to make sure they k...
Blackmail
Blackmail is an act, often a crime, involving unjustified threats to make a gain or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. It is coercion involving threats of physical harm, threat of criminal ...
Clip joint
A clip joint or fleshpot is an establishment, usually a strip club or night club (often claiming to offer adult entertainment and/or bottle service) in which customers are tricked into paying excessiv...
Hafta
HAFTA Database - Hoding Authority Figures To Account in IrelandHafta (Persian: هفته) is the Persian word for week and is also used as a loanword in Hindi, Urdu and Turkish languages. A week has seven ...
Loan shark
A loan shark is a person or body who offers loans at extremely high interest rates. The term usually refers to illegal activity, but may also refer to predatory lending with extremely high interest ra...
Nuclear blackmail
Nuclear blackmail is a form of nuclear strategy in which an aggressor uses the threat of use of nuclear weapons to force an adversary to perform some action or make some concessions. It is a type of e...
Payola
Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on commercial radio in which the song is presented as being pa...
Phantom debt
Phantom debt or zombie debt is a debt that is old, defaulted, or not owed and is somehow haunting the presumed debtor. It generally refers to debt that is more than 3 years old, is long forgotten abou...
Pizzo (extortion)
In Southern Italy, the pizzo is protection money paid by a business to the Mafia, usually coerced and constituting extortion. The term is derived from the Sicilian pizzu ('beak'). To wet someone's bea...
Protection racket
A protection racket is a scheme whereby a criminal group provides protection to businesses through violence outside the sanction of the law. Through the credible threat of violence, the racketeers det...
Ransomware (malware)
Ransomware is a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. So...
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Revolutionary tax
Revolutionary tax is a major form of funding for violent non-state actors such as guerrilla and terrorist organizations. Those outside the organization may consider it to be a euphemism for "protecti...
Sextortion
Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim. Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in whic...
Paul Ricca
Paul Ricca, also known as The Waiter (1897 – October 11, 1972), was a Chicago mobster who served as the nominal or de facto leader of the Chicago Outfit for 40 years.
Ricca was born in Naple...
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Felix Alderisio
Felix Anthony "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio (April 26, 1912 – September 25, 1971) was a prominent enforcer, bagman, hitman and burglar for the Chicago Outfit, serving as an underboss to Salvatore Giancan...
The Skype sex scam - a fortune built on shame
Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.
Charles Gioe
Charles "Cherry Nose" Gioe (died August 18, 1954) was a lieutenant in the Chicago Outfit criminal organization and a partner in the Hollywood extortion scandals of the 1940s. Gioe became a high rankin...
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William Morris Bioff
William Morris ("Willie") Bioff (1900 – November 4, 1955) was an American organized crime figure who operated as a labor leader in the movie production business from the 1920s through the 1940s. Durin...
Ripoff Report
Ripoff Report is a privately owned and operated for-profit website founded by Ed Magedson. The Ripoff Report has been online since December 1998 and is operated by Xcentric Ventures, LLC which is base...
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John Barbato
John "Johnny Sausage" Barbato or Johnny Pistachio, (born May 15, 1934 Jersey City, New Jersey) is a New York City mobster and reputed captain in the Genovese crime family.
John stands at 5'7 and w...
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Podstava
(for the Russian intelligence term, see dangle (espionage))Podstava (Russian: Подстава, literally meaning "set-up") is a type of blackmail originating in Russia. It involves criminals setting up c...
Michael Sams
Michael Benneman Sams (born 11 August 1941) is an English kidnapper, extortionist and murderer. He kidnapped Julie Dart on 9 July 1991 and later murdered her after she tried to escape. He subsequentl...
Roger Angleton
Doris Angleton (April 11, 1951 – April 16, 1997) was a Texas socialite and murder victim. Doris Angleton's husband, Robert Angleton, had been accused of planning the crime. Roger Nicholas Angleton, Ro...
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Gus Alex
Gus Alex (April 1, 1916 – July 24, 1998) was a Greek-American mobster and high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit, who succeeded Jake Guzik as the Syndicate's main political "fixer".
According t...