The Extortion feature enables gangsters to take money from each other.
To extort someone, just select a target. If successful, you'll extort the target for a portion of the cash they have on hand, gaining this for yourself. The target will receive an alert informing them of the extortion, there's a 50/50 chance of the alert sharing your identity with the target.
There's an extra Bank Extortion option available to all Level 50's and anybody with the relevant perk. The option will appear below the standard extortion section and offers the ability to extort any gangster's bank account funds rather than their cash balance. However, there are some important differences when making a bank extortion:
- The target will always know your identity.
- It's much more difficult to pass than a standard extortion.
- The timer is increased, this increases further for a successful bank extortion.
Successfully extorting another gangster will give you between 3 and 5 level points. If you fail you will recieve between 1 and 2 level points.
Protecting your money
To protect yourself from standard extortions, you just need to keep your money in the bank. You should only have money out of the bank when you're spending it immediately.
To prevent the chance of you becoming the victim of a bank extortion, don't keep unusually large amounts of cash in your bank (this makes up part of your "wealth rank" on your profile). Should you become the victim of bank extortion, you can consider moving money into other places such as a savings account, your family bank or invested in other assets such as credits or bullets (which can always be sold for cash again in future).
Your standard extortion targets will never know your identity for a period of time (excludes bank extortions).
Protects you from being extorted for a period of time.
Shows up to 6 extra extortion targets to choose from for a period of time.
This perk shows the cash balance of your standard extortion targets for a period of time.
Please note: the balance shown may not be the balance the target has at the time you press to attempt an extortion against them. For example, when you load the screen your target may have $500,000 but by the time you attempt them, they may have deposited $400,000 into their bank account.
The Extorter accolade can be earned through Extortion.
- Bronze: Extort $250,000 from other gangsters.
- Silver: Extort $2,500,000 from other gangsters.
- Gold: Extort $25,000,000 from other gangsters.