Scammers and con artists generally trick suckers into handing their money over willingly. Blackmail is intended to have you believe you have no choice but to pay up, even though you know they'll be back for more.
Experts nearly universally believe that blackmailers should not be paid and they rarely come through on their threats. But at the time, you're scared and afraid to turn to anyone for help because you must confess what it is that the blackmailer is threatening you with.
In this episode, Scams & Cons, tells you how to recognize blackmail, how it works and that help is available without making you vulnerable.
Listen to this one. You've got a nice little headset there. It would be a shame if something happened to it.