What is Blackmail?

Blackmail is the act of demanding something, often money, from someone, and threatening to harm or expose them is they do not comply with these demands. It’s important to remember that the threat does not have to be illegal, or even true, for it to be considered blackmail.

An example of blackmail is the offender demanding £200 per month off the victim, or else they will expose a secret that the victim wishes to remain under wraps.