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

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

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 10:55 PM 56,180 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 46,979 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Two men arrested suspected of extorting builders in Limerick city

Jan 31st 2020, 11:40 AM 36,989 Views 0 Comments

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

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
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'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 18,288 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Apr 2nd 2019, 10:46 PM 30,113 Views 15 Comments

A man, woman and teenage girl were arrested today.

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

Sep 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,421 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 21st 2015, 8:30 AM 27,010 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 17th 2015, 6:33 PM 16,479 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,410 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 9:17 AM 42,493 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2015, 3:37 PM 7,691 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,215 Views 4 Comments

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

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

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,807 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel

Jul 16th 2013, 9:02 AM 8,444 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.

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

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children

Jun 3rd 2013, 4:51 PM 11,602 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Dutch Heineken kidnapper 'The Nose' arrested for extortion

May 27th 2013, 10:00 PM 11,485 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Whitney Houston's FBI file uncovers alleged extortion attempt

Mar 6th 2013, 2:42 PM 13,250 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Two due to appear in court in Cavan over alleged extortion
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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.

Two men arrested over alleged extortion
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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.

Stevie Wonder's nephew and woman charged with attempted extortion
# No Wonder
# 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.

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
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# Crime

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Mar 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,250 Views 10 Comments

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

Brazilian police suspected of 30 murders
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# 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.

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

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

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

Sydney teenager successfully freed from ‘bomb collar’
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# 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.

Robberies, extortion and hijacking up 28%
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# 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.

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

Sep 21st 2010, 9:42 AM 840 Views 0 Comments

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

Charges dropped in John Travolta extortion case
# John Travolta
# 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.