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Q: How do I stop an extortion attempt as a teacher from an individual with only a phone number from them?

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A: If you're facing an extortion attempt via phone from an unknown individual, your safety is paramount. Firstly, refrain from engaging with the person. Document any communications you receive, including screenshots, texts, and voicemails. Report the situation to your local law enforcement, providing all relevant details and evidence. Block the person's phone number and report their behavior on relevant platforms. Consider seeking legal advice from an attorney specializing in harassment or cybercrime. If the extortion is related to your teaching role, inform your school administration. Prioritize your safety and take immediate action if you feel threatened or unsafe.

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