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An extortion email is one that claims to have access to pictures or videos showing users in a compromising situation or looking at something that may be a source of embarrassment. These scams have ramped up in recent years as criminals have found a lucrative market for this type of extortion. The most important thing users can do is not send anything the criminal asks for, whether it is Bitcoin or PayPal or any form of payment. We have to keep a mind that these emails are phishing scams and as with most other spam should be ignored.