Problem

Ransom

Other Names:
Risk of being ransomed
Nature:

Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner or item to extort money or property to secure their release, or the sum of money involved in such a practice.

When ransom means "payment", the word comes via Old French rançon from Latin redemptio = "buying back": compare "redemption".

Broader Problems:
Risk
Criminal coercion
Narrower Problems:
Ransoming of property
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
13.08.2020 – 18:23 CEST