Im in the process of joining the Navy, currently I have a clean backround with no legal matters pending but I had an

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Customer: Hello, Im in the process of joining the Navy, currently I have a clean backround with no legal matters pending but I had an incident in early January where I was on Plenty of Fish and the person I was talking to had lied about their age, as soon as they told me how old they were I immediately blocked their number and reported the profile for misrepresenting their identity. A few days later I recieved some text messeges from another person claiming to be this persons father threatening legal action, I said I was very sorry for what had happened and that no further correspondance had been made or would be made, they did not accept that and still wanted to pursue the matter in court. I havent heard anything about that since but was concerned that after I joined the Navy it would come up and I did not want serious consequences from this to occur. Should I not join the Navy or will it show on my backround check if there was a pending investigation? The legal advice I had recieved had told me that it was likely someone trying to extort me but it still is a concern.
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and I will do my best to help with your situation.

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I know your question is important, but there may be a short delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply

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I have read your post and I am sorry to hear you are having to deal with this situation as I realize it can be frustrating and confusing.

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I get paid tomorrow.
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This is a very common scam we see dozens of times a week... Someone chats with someone who is supposed to be of age, then they claim to be a minor and shortly thereafter the "parent" contacts the target and threatens to call police unless they pay money for.... a broken phone,... therapy... a plane ticket to grandma's... a smashed monitor... whatever.

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It is always a scam. And these are just criminal scammers trying to scare you into giving them money.

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So there is virtually zero chance this is legitimate and I would opine you have nothing to be concerned about.

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Thank you for your response.
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You are very welcome. Did you have any other questions about the situation I can help with?

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Not at this time. I appreciate it.
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You are very welcome. Glad I could help.

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It was my pleasure to work with you and help with your question. If you ever need to reach me in the future, you can post a new question with the title "For Barrister” or just add me as a favorite Expert. You'll have the option to do that on your "My Questions” page.

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Have a good evening and be safe!

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