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I'm being threatened by a scammer following the Ashley Maddison

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I'm being threatened by a scammer following the Ashley Maddison hack. A Bitcoin is being demanded with threats of exposure to family and friends if I don't pay. What's my best option?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Do you know where they are based please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sunday 12.00
Now I have received a 2nd email, sent yesterday @3.37pm. Signed by a different persona but EXACTLY the same wording & the bitcoin reference number is ***** identical. Both emails have been sent from a Yahoo address so could be from anywhere! My responses will be frequently interrupted as activity around the house keeps drawing me away, so there may be long gaps before I can reply.
Robin Davis
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I would just report this to the police. It's blackmail and hacking, so it's an offence. Report it to the police who can investigate, if it's the U.K. You can seem a court injunction.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you. I'll contact Action Fraud with West Midlands Police tomorrow. RD
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Good luck with this
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