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    Nov 2012

    Exclamation I made some bad choices..

    Hello. I made a lot of mistakes in a short amount of time. Its quite a story, so if you require more information please just ask and I'll see if I can supply an answer.

    Basically I was in China and was cornered in a place of ill repute, and was blackmailed into signing about 2500USD on my credit card. Because the bill goes through my company, I got really afraid they would see the bill charged to a strange place at a strange time. So I called the credit card company immediately after I received the text saying the amount was charged to me. I told them my card got lost and had only realized when the amount was charged to my card. So basically they will launch an investigation into this case.

    For what it's worth, the people blackmailing me told me that the card would be charged to a restaurant. And the thing they are blackmailing me for is illegal. I didn't want to go to the police straight and take a chance in case they bribed the cops or something, China has quite a reputation in that.

    So a couple of questions:
    1) How can I set this straight without too many questions asked.
    2) What's the investigation process.
    3) What happens if they find out I'm lying

    Its a whole moral issue, I know I messed up, just need to know what I can or should do to save myself humiliation and make right.
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    Apr 2012

    Default These are my thoughts....


    First off, seeing this happened in China and knowing how corrupt that 'crazy' they get over there, I think I can almost guess correctly what they are blackmailing you for. I don't blame you for trying to cover this up as this can ruin your career and more importantly your family life.BUT take a step back... the cover-up can cost you more than just facing it head on.

    IF I was you, the first thing I would do is come clean with your family and work. I know this sounds 'stupid' but believe me, lying about it may not be the best long term solution. Just take a look at ex President Bill Clinton. He had all the power in the world and it blew up in his face.

    You need to clean things up on your end and then be fearless and tell the blackmailers you don't care. IF you remove that threat from them, then they have nothing and you 'win' so to speak.

    Tell the credit card company the TRUTH. Then involve the authorities. By lying to them, they can't help you PROPERLY.

    Forget about the cops in China. Although not all can be bought, its hard to find out who you can trust. Besides, can you speak the language proficiently enough to sort this thru? Deal with this Stateside where you have a fighitng chance.

    Good luckl
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