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Hello I work as an escort in the UK (I'm 29, English and fully up-to-date with taxes as a self-employed person). I met a man in April 2014 who started out as a client, but who I stopped charging because we liked each other and he told me he wanted a relationship with me, and that he was single. Over the past two weeks I've been devastated to discover that he's actually engaged and was conning me into free bookings (although have no written proof of this). I have written a letter which I haven't posted yet, telling him that our 'relationship' was either personal or professional. In the letter I have said, if it's professional I would like to receive a sum of £4,500 into a specified bank account within four weeks - for 'services rendered' over the past year, a huge reduction from an escorts normal 12 hour fee of £900. I also said that if it was personal then I may trace and inform his partner what a lying con-artist he is. I haven't posted the letter and worried that it may look like blackmail even though it actually isn't, however, could I still be arrested for blackmail for this? In my opinion he has obtained services by deceit. Thank you.
I've also informed that if he makes the payment of 4.5k then I will not contact his fiancee.
Thank you for the clarification. I was under the impression that obtaining services by deceit was illegal though.
I will not be posting the letter further to the advice you provided.
Thank you Jo. I was seeing red and not thinking clearly, thanks for possibly saving me from a prison sentence.