Blackmail and Extortion
Distinction Between Blackmail and Extortion
By  Sameer Kedia  |  01 Jun 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Blackmail is a crime that involves a threat with an intention to compel a person to do an act against his/her will or to take a person’s money or property.  In blackmail, a threat may or may not consist of physical injury to a threatened person or to someone loved by that person.

Extortion is obtaining money or property by threatening a victim with either violence or reputational harm or false claim of a right.


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