Definitions help us to understand what we mean by certain terms, The terms below include legal definitions as well as those outlined in the university's Dignity and Mutual Respect policy which help to guide complaint processes. You don't have to fit into a specific definition to tell us that something has happened.

Blackmail: is committed when a person, with a view to gain for themselves or another, or intending to cause loss to another, makes an unwarranted demand with menaces. Blackmail is an act of coercion using the threat of revealing or publicizing either substantially true or false information about a person or people unless certain demands are met.

Extortion: is the unlawful exaction of money or property through intimidation. Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion can refer to a variety of offences committed online. It is most often used to describe online blackmail, where criminals threaten to release sexual/indecent images of you, unless you pay money or do something else to benefit them. 

Fraud: is an intentionally deceptive action designed to provide the perpetrator with an unlawful gain or to deny a right to a victim. Types of fraud include tax fraud, credit card fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. Fraudulent activity can be carried out by one individual, multiple individuals or a business firm as a whole.

Money Muling: is a type of money laundering. A money mule is a person who receives money from a third party in their bank account and transfers it to another one or takes it out in cash and gives it to someone else, obtaining a commission for it.

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