Online Extortion & Sextortion

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Online Extortion & Sextortion

Did your relationship with a sugar baby turn sour and now you are being extorted or blackmailed for money? Did you meet someone on Plenty of Fish (POF), Facebook, Skype, adult website, or another social networking platform, and perform sexual or compromising act on camera or engage in other embarrassing behavior? And now they are threatening to release the unsavory images, video, or chat log unless you send them money (or Bitcoin) immediately? Time is of the essence. We can help.

Online extortion and sextortion can uproot your life at the drop of a hat. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to why you are being extorted or sextorted, while other times it is because of a highly orchestrated and strategic plan. Online extortion and sextortion can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life. For years it has been widely believed that individuals have little if any options when victimized by online extortionists and sextortionists. This is no longer the case. You don’t have to suffer in silence.

Minc Law possesses a full range of services and an arsenal of legal tools to stop the embarrassing, sensitive, and private information and media from being released, put an immediate end to the extortionate threats, and monitor the internet for future attacks. We can also remove embarrassing and intimate information and media from websites and identify anonymous extortionists.

How We Approach Online Extortion & Sextortion

Our practice is dedicated to stopping embarrassing, intimate, and private information and media from being released, putting an end to the extortionate threats as quickly as possible, and removing it instantly (should it be released).

We understand when it comes to online extortion and sextortion that time is of the essence, and know how to act quickly before damage is done. We can help you take control of the situation, provide guidance on how to best respond and handle the threats and extortion, and ensure that you stay at the helm of crafting your online narrative.

We provide each client with both aggressive representation and respectful and compassionate counsel. The experience we have gained from representing clients in thousands of internet-related cases and attacks from across the country and around the world helps us to understand not just the legal nuances of each case, but also the private and personal nature of our clients’ distress.

We understand that preventing the release of highly embarrassing and sensitive media and information is paramount. Once we have put a swift end to the extortionate threats, harassment, and attacks, we can help you identify the perpetrator.

Uncovering the identity and/or location of an anonymous extortionist or sextortionist usually requires subpoenaing websites, hosts, and ISPs. At Minc Law, we utilize some of the most sophisticated technology coupled with legal techniques to identify those who appear to be anonymous and unidentifiable. We employ deep web advanced search tools, such as WHOIS and DNS lookups; metadata tracing and analysis; email and social media IP traps; website forensics; and private investigator services, as well as “John Doe” lawsuits and subpoenas to identify and locate online extortionists and sextortionists.

After successfully identifying and locating anonymous internet perpetrators, we then leverage an arsenal of cost-effective legal tactics, tools, and strategies to compile a portfolio of evidence (screenshots, message logs, downloaded files, and more) to build your case and obtain legal recourse under state-specific extortion and sextortion laws. This includes filing both criminal and civil lawsuits and obtaining injunctive relief or court orders to mandate an extortionist or sextortionist cease their unlawful behavior.

Finally, we remove unwanted and damaging online content associated with the extortion and sextortion at hand, ensuring no traces of embarrassing, lewd, or unsavory information and media is anywhere to be found.

How Online Extortion Services Work

Stop Online Extortion & Sextortion

 

Sugar Daddy Websites

Has your relationship with a sugar baby turned sour and now they are threatening to release embarrassing and intimate photographs, videos, or information, for everyone to see? Have you been duped into sending intimate or pornographic media to someone who is now using it against you and requesting you wire or send them a large sum of money? We can stop the release of this embarrassing and sensitive information and media, mitigate damage if it is released, and monitor the internet to protect against future attacks.

Fake Predator Websites

Have you been labeled as a “predator,” “creep”, “pedophile,” “abuser” or sugar daddy on a shaming website and you want to put an end to it immediately? Is a website or anonymous (or known) individual demanding money or Bitcoin in exchange for them not releasing sensitive media or information? We can remove false attacks from predator and sugar daddy shaming websites and stop the accompanying extortionate threats made by websites and individuals.

General Blackmail: Extortion & Sextortion

Are you being victimized online and threatened with the release of highly sensitive or embarrassing information, pictures, or videos unless you pay a sum of money? We can help you take control of the situation, put an immediate end to the extortionate threats, and stop the embarrassing information and media from being released. We can also help you monitor the internet and prevent future online attacks and extortion.

 

Why Choose Minc Law?

We not only possess a wide array of legal tools and tactics to prevent the release of highly sensitive information and media, we can stop extortionists from sending threats, identify and locate anonymous online extortionists and sextortionists, and permanently remove content from nearly every type of website on the internet.

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

What Our Clients Say…

★★★★★

Honestly, your Firm has really uplifted my/our faith in this industry. I interviewed 8x law firms in this field before choosing Minc Law as our Law Firm and we have never doubted that decision for a second. You are all that you claimed to be via my initial consultation. Your client communication is outstanding. We also find you all to be very clever, emotionally intelligent, compassionate, empathetic, efficient, and extremely transparent. Nadeen, Darcy, yourself Aaron – everyone has been wonderful! THANK YOU!

– Elke O.

★★★★★

Aaron Minc has established himself as the world’s foremost eraser of fake news. In the virtual world of the Internet, where truth can be impossible to discern from fiction, Minc is the leading go-to lawyer who effortlessly wipes away the fiction. Thank you, Aaron, for making the world a better place.

– Scott T.

★★★★★

I had an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier with the service. Every thing was done as promised and agreed. Very professional, I highly recommend it.

– D.M.

★★★★★

When I started my defamation case with Aaron, I had no idea what was going on or how to fix it. Fast forward to today, and the defamation has been removed and the culprit has been identified. I feel like he is proficient at identifying applicable laws and managing the complex issues involved with defamation.

– John H. 

★★★★★

I worked with Melanie Hughs who assisted me in removing things from the internet that were spitefully put up. I was a little hesitant at first but well worth the money to have a peace of mind. I am so glad I used MINC. She was professional and courteous. She kept me informed, and was easy to get in contact with when I had questions. Thank You MINC

– Joey D.

★★★★★

Absolutely solved my problem, quick and just as promised. Some have mentioned the cost but I thought it was very fair and a much better result than using a service that claims to drive search results down on Google only to have it inch back to the top in 6 months. With Minc it is removed not driven down. These guys took it off the internet for less $. Completely satisfied.

– I.C. 

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Talk to a member of our legal team to see if we can provide the expert services you need.

How It Works

Step 1

After submitting your information on our Contact Us page, messaging us via our chatbox, or calling our office, your inquiry and information will be reviewed by Minc Law paralegals to determine whether our firm is the right fit for your legal issue. Once our paralegals have reviewed your legal issue and determined we are the right fit for your matter, we will contact you within 24 to 48 business hours to schedule your free, initial no-obligation online extortion or sextortion consultation.

Depending on your online matter, it is entirely possible that you do not need to speak with an attorney at all. For example, Minc Law paralegals handle all Guaranteed Content Removals from websites we have worked with extensively and support a proven track record in removing content from.

Step 2

During your free attorney consult you will be able to confidentially discuss your online extortion or sextortion issue and ask questions. You will also be able to get advice and strategy as to how we can assist with your legal matter. If you then hire our firm and become a client, we will generally start working on your matter immediately.

Step 3

Our attorneys draw on their specialized technical and business expertise to provide unique and cost-effective solutions to identify and locate anonymous online extortionists and sextortionists. After identifying and locating the perpetrator, we then leverage our arsenal of legal tools and tactics to stop the online attacks and abuse for good, hold perpetrators liable for their actions, and remove damaging content associated with the extortion and sextortion. This includes:

  • Subpoenaing websites, ISPs, and hosts to determine the identities of anonymous extortionists and sextortionists;
  • Utilizing deep web advanced search tools, metadata tracing and analysis, email and social media IP traps, website forensics, and private investigative services to identify perpetrators;
  • Forcing online extortionists and sextortionists to take fake profiles down;
  • Contacting workplaces and schools to compel administrative action;
  • Contacting law enforcement agencies to report criminal activity;
  • Filing internet defamation lawsuits (including “John Doe lawsuits”) to secure court ordered internet content removals;
  • Sending demand-letters to perpetrating parties;
  • Working closely with website administrators, third-party arbitration firms, and online content managers to swiftly remove defamatory and malicious online content;
  • De-indexing unwanted and damaging content from internet search results.

Costs for Online Extortion Services

Purchasing legal services to stop online extortion and sextortion is not like purchasing a house or a car. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to stopping online abuse and attacks. Every situation is unique. We offer three primary types of services and pricing that we charge clients for all of our firm’s online extortion and sextortion engagements. These are:

Guaranteed Content Removal Services

~ ($1500 – $2500+)

Guaranteed Content Removal Services are offered for websites that we have extensively worked with in the past and regularly remove online content from. We charge a flat fee for guaranteed content removal services.

Websites that qualify for Guaranteed Content Removal Services generally include: “shaming,” “scam” and “cheater” websites. A list of websites that qualify can be found here. If your case qualifies for a guaranteed content removal and we are unable to remove the online content, we will refund your money for any content that we cannot remove. The minimum amount we charge for our least expensive guaranteed removal is $1500. However, the average single site removal typically costs around $2500 or more. Total costs will depend on a variety of factors, like the number of websites content is posted on and the amount of work required to secure the removal.

Hourly Non-Litigation Services

~ ($3500 – $6000+)

Hourly Non-Litigation Services are when a client retains our firm where no litigation is contemplated or involved as part of the legal engagement. These services generally involve the removal of news articles, blogs, consumer reviews, images, court pleadings, and other content that is typically either factual in nature or otherwise not actionable. However, they can involve almost anything, including, online harassment, cease and desist letters, extortion, sextortion, criminal conduct, pornography, revenge pornography, defamation, and other online privacy concerns.

Most Hourly Non-Litigation Services do not qualify as Guaranteed Removal Services and require an upfront retainer of $3,500$4,500.  The average cost of most Hourly Non-Litigation Services typically falls between $5,000$6,000. However, total costs will vary considerably based on a variety of factors.

Litigation Services 

~ ($7500 – $16000)

Litigation Services are appropriate when a client’s case involves filing in a lawsuit (or other types of involvement in litigation). We bill litigation services hourly, including expert witness services. Generally, we require a minimum retainer of $7500 for any litigation matter. Average total costs can go as low as $5,000$7,500, but on average fall between $14,000$16,000 for most of the matters we handle. Total cost of your litigation matter will be influenced by a number of important factors.

You can find out more about Hourly Non-Litigation and Litigation Service costs over at our Pricing Page.

As with any sensitive legal matter, if you are interested in obtaining more specific advice or information regarding the costs and expenses related to your specific removal or case, you will need to speak directly with a legal expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Protect Myself Against Online Extortion & Sextortion?
To protect yourself against online extortion, blackmail, and sextortion, we recommend following these seven steps:

  • Make sure to screenshot and preserve all relevant evidence and communications,
  • Have a trusted friend or family member support you in the documentation process (as this can help refute claims of evidence tampering by the opposing party),
  • Stop engaging with the online blackmailer and cyber extortioner,
  • Do not pay them any amount of the ransom or try and negotiate,
  • Change up the privacy settings on your social media accounts so that no personal and sensitive information (including contacts) is publicly available,
  • Set up a Google Alerts account to receive notifications anytime your name is mentioned online, and
  • Contact an experienced internet attorney as soon as possible!

 

Can a Minc Law Attorney Represent Me Even If I’m Located in a Different State?
Of course!

For both Non-Litigation and Guaranteed Removal Internet Defamation Matters, your location will not be an issue at all. Not being licensed or located in your state is no way a hurdle or impediment to Minc Law being able to represent you, provide legal services, and get results.

If you have a Litigation Matter, we are still able to represent you. But, if none of our attorneys are licensed in your state, or we have to file something outside of the United States, we will have to work with local counsel who is licensed in your state. This type of arrangement is something we do in almost all of our Litigation Matters.

At Minc Law, we represent individuals from across the United States AND the globe.

 

How Should I Respond to Online Extortion & Sextortion?

Simply put, don’t respond. It is critical that you refrain from engaging with the online extortionist further.

Online extortionists engage with (likely) dozens of victims at once and look for victims who have the highest likelihood of paying the ransom. And, while it may sound urgent that you pay a ransom within a specified timeframe, we recommend you refrain from engaging with online extortionists further. Stop responding.

The extortionist may subsequently follow up, threatening to release unsavory pictures or videos to your family, friends, or colleagues. Stay strong and don’t give in. Don’t respond, and seek legal help immediately.

You might be thinking, “Well…the initial demand isn’t for that much.” After all, it’s only a few hundred dollars. Paying online blackmailers and extortioners only reaffirms one thing, that you’re an easy victim and will cave when confronted with pressure. Do not pay them and do not engage with them.

This also includes offers to negotiate, as this implies a willingness to bow down to their commands. Victims of extortion and blackmail have more power than they realize.

 

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