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#Extortion

# extortion - Monday 8 March, 2021

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge
# Blackmail Plot
# Blackmail Plot

Seven men arrested by gardaí in Cavan extortion plot released without charge

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 10:55 PM 56,157 Views 13 Comments

Searches led to the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition.

# extortion - Monday 27 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 46,480 Views 13 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# extortion - Friday 31 January, 2020

Two men arrested suspected of extorting builders in Limerick city
# Building Site
# Building Site

Two men arrested suspected of extorting builders in Limerick city

Jan 31st 2020, 11:40 AM 36,984 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí received a report of men demanding money in return for minding the building site in the evenings.

# extortion - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

Oct 10th 2019, 12:44 PM 18,287 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

# extortion - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending
# Extortion
# Extortion

Two people released following arrests in Sligo over illegal money lending

Updated Apr 2nd 2019, 10:46 PM 30,109 Views 15 Comments

A man, woman and teenage girl were arrested today.

# extortion - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites

Sep 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,404 Views 22 Comments

The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.

# extortion - Saturday 21 November, 2015

People are joining Isis because they're desperate for money...
# Starving
# Starving

People are joining Isis because they're desperate for money...

Nov 21st 2015, 8:30 AM 27,007 Views 70 Comments

Many Syrians who join the so-called Islamic State do so because they are starving according to one defector.

# extortion - Friday 17 July, 2015

Fake reporter threatened to put sex offender “beside Larry Murphy” in newspaper
# Extortion
# Extortion

Fake reporter threatened to put sex offender “beside Larry Murphy” in newspaper

Jul 17th 2015, 6:33 PM 16,477 Views 8 Comments

31-year-old John Murphy pretended to be a journalist to extort money from an elderly sex offender.

# extortion - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Ever take a 'sensitive' photo of yourself? You could be at risk of sextortion
# Sextortion
# Sextortion

Ever take a 'sensitive' photo of yourself? You could be at risk of sextortion

Jul 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,402 Views 11 Comments

Faceless criminals are using young peoples’ personal images to extort money from them and the FBI want it to stop.

# extortion - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

# extortion - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life
# Extortion
# Extortion

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life

Jun 16th 2015, 9:17 AM 42,475 Views 38 Comments

Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.

# extortion - Monday 20 April, 2015

Blackmailers jailed after claiming to be from the UVF to extort 'drug money'
# Extortion
# Extortion

Blackmailers jailed after claiming to be from the UVF to extort 'drug money'

Apr 20th 2015, 3:37 PM 7,688 Views 35 Comments

They called innocent people saying they were being targeted by the UVF for being involved in drugs.

# extortion - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Faustino Asprilla forced to flee Colombia after gang's death threats
# Extortion
From The42
# Extortion

Faustino Asprilla forced to flee Colombia after gang's death threats

Dec 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,214 Views 4 Comments

‘I’m forced to leave by the back door of my own town,’ said the former Newcastle United striker.

# extortion - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
# Small Business Big Crime
# Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,805 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# extortion - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
# Coining It
# Coining It

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 206 Views 16 Comments

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

# extortion - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel
# Zetas Drug Cartel
# Zetas Drug Cartel

Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel

Jul 16th 2013, 9:02 AM 8,438 Views 31 Comments

Miguel Angel Trevino has been described as a brutal killer who liked to “stew” his enemies by plunging them in containers of oil and fuel that he would then set alight.

# extortion - Monday 3 June, 2013

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children

Jun 3rd 2013, 4:51 PM 11,593 Views 14 Comments

Online predators using the internet to gain access to young victims are increasingly using blackmail, extortion and aggression in their approaches.

# extortion - Monday 27 May, 2013

Dutch Heineken kidnapper 'The Nose' arrested for extortion
# Flying Dutchman
# Flying Dutchman

Dutch Heineken kidnapper 'The Nose' arrested for extortion

May 27th 2013, 10:00 PM 11,476 Views 19 Comments

Willem Holleeder is best known for securing a €15 million ransom after abducting Freddy Heineken thirty years ago.

# extortion - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Whitney Houston's FBI file uncovers alleged extortion attempt
# FBI Files
# FBI Files

Whitney Houston's FBI file uncovers alleged extortion attempt

Mar 6th 2013, 2:42 PM 13,245 Views 9 Comments

The 128-page file also details FBI investigations into threats allegedly made against the singer.

# extortion - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams
# Scam
# Scam

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Nov 27th 2012, 8:38 PM 4,514 Views 5 Comments

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# extortion - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Two due to appear in court in Cavan over alleged extortion
# Extortion
# Extortion

Two due to appear in court in Cavan over alleged extortion

May 26th 2012, 3:16 PM 2,282 Views 0 Comments

Both men were arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged extortion attempt in Co Monaghan.

# extortion - Friday 25 May, 2012

Two men arrested over alleged extortion
# Arrests
# Arrests

Two men arrested over alleged extortion

May 25th 2012, 7:42 PM 3,590 Views 3 Comments

The men were arrested in Dundalk this morning.

# extortion - Monday 14 May, 2012

Stevie Wonder's nephew and woman charged with attempted extortion
# No Wonder
From The Daily Edge
# No Wonder

Stevie Wonder's nephew and woman charged with attempted extortion

May 14th 2012, 11:23 AM 1,333 Views 3 Comments

The couple have been accused of plotting to extort millions of dollars from the singer.

# extortion - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
# Crime
# Crime

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Mar 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,248 Views 10 Comments

Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.

# extortion - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Brazilian police suspected of 30 murders
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazilian police suspected of 30 murders

Feb 14th 2012, 9:46 PM 4,869 Views 0 Comments

Law enforcement officials say they believe that former or current officers used a recent strike as an opportunity to carry out executions.

# extortion - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Man planned to abduct and electrocute a former lawyer - and blame his cat
# Catastrophic
From The Daily Edge
# Catastrophic

Man planned to abduct and electrocute a former lawyer - and blame his cat

Jan 28th 2012, 9:44 AM 2,825 Views 11 Comments

American investigators say the man borrowed elements of his plan from a television show and wanted authorities to believe the victim’s cat was the culprit of the crime.

# extortion - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Australian teen 'relieved' at hoax collar bomb arrest
# Australia
# Australia

Australian teen 'relieved' at hoax collar bomb arrest

Aug 17th 2011, 12:13 PM 288 Views 3 Comments

Police spent ten hours removing the device, which turned out not to have any explosives in it, from the neck of 18-year-old Sydney girl Madeleine Pulver.

# extortion - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Bomb chained around Sydney teenager's neck 'was an elaborate hoax'
# Sydney
# Sydney

Bomb chained around Sydney teenager's neck 'was an elaborate hoax'

Aug 4th 2011, 7:43 AM 1,824 Views 5 Comments

Police said they believe the fake ‘collar bomb’ was part of an extortion attempt on the family of Madeleine Pulver, 18.

# extortion - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Sydney teenager successfully freed from ‘bomb collar’
# Sydney
# Sydney

Sydney teenager successfully freed from ‘bomb collar’

Aug 3rd 2011, 3:37 PM 4,998 Views 21 Comments

The 18-year-old girl, who is understood to be from one of Australia’s wealthiest families, has been reunited with her parents after the device was safety removed from her neck.

# extortion - Monday 31 January, 2011

Robberies, extortion and hijacking up 28%
# Robbery
# Robbery

Robberies, extortion and hijacking up 28%

Jan 31st 2011, 8:43 PM 865 Views 0 Comments

Cases of robbery, extortion and hijacking have risen significantly in comparison with last year – however cases of dangerous driving have decreased.

# extortion - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Pubs paying €1,000 a month to dissidents, claims RIRA member
# Extortion
# Extortion

Pubs paying €1,000 a month to dissidents, claims RIRA member

Sep 21st 2010, 9:42 AM 837 Views 0 Comments

Report this morning claims dissident extortion racket going on in Dublin.

# extortion - Monday 6 September, 2010

Charges dropped in John Travolta extortion case
# John Travolta
From The Daily Edge
# John Travolta

Charges dropped in John Travolta extortion case

Sep 6th 2010, 8:27 PM 238 Views 0 Comments

Actor said a second trial focusing on the death of his son would be too difficult for his family.