Locust Grove, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: sexting dating scam

met a girl on dating site father trying to blackmail me for not going to police

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Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Advice is to not give into the blackmail. I would gather information about the money they are asking for and for what reason via text or email. If they don't want to provide it, then say you're no longer entertaining any messages. If the do provide it, stop responding at that point. You have the information that you need to potentially bring criminal charges. Many people will tell you that once you make a payment, one you could be admitting you did something wrong and two, it won't stop - it will always be more money. Just walk away.

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