Imagine the group could make a police report. Their scheme however would be revealed. Are you up for taking the step to report this? Hire your lawyer for legal advice.
If this is a real organization, wait for law enforcement to contact you. If you're contacted by law enforcement, please don't say anything until you speak with an attorney.
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It sounds like you have a really dangerous situation that needs expert intervention. You obviously don't want to do anything to cause yourself to get prosecuted and at the same time, something needs to be done about this "consulting firm". The potential of a wrong move having lifetime consequences for you is very real. Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer ASAP.
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Mr. Dickstein is correct, this is a sticky situation requiring assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney that is well acquainted with local prosecutors...the situation you describe, with the "threat" you received, has the makings of an extortion ring. You are seen by them as their patsy. I strongly urge you to avoid further contact with the persons who have made this "offer" until you have consulted with an attorney that can review your options and assist you in making a well informed decision. If you receive further messages from the source of this "threat" simply advise "...I will get back with you..." then make an appointment with a lawyer who will assist. Best wishes.
You surely made a very stupid mistake, but this sounds like an extortion scam to me. Consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction to plan your next move.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--19 years experience. Law Offices of Jay S. Finnecy
I agree. Sounds like a scam. Do not pay any money to anybody. Consult with a lawyer. You may want to report the matter to the Attorney General.