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# extortion - Monday 27 April, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# extortion - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life

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'

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

# extortion - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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

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

‘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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The men were arrested in Dundalk this morning.

# extortion - Monday 14 May, 2012

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

Stevie Wonder's nephew and woman charged with attempted extortion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

Sydney teenager successfully freed from ‘bomb collar’

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%

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

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

# extortion - Monday 6 September, 2010

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

Charges dropped in John Travolta extortion case

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