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need advice with serious cyberbullying

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brandonjbc
hi everyone,
a few months back i angered someone by making a joke in the comments of a youtube video. the person responded with threats but i ignored them at the time (my name doesn't show on my account). a few weeks later however, troll accounts with strange names like rubber mark and canard wc started to join every discord i participe in (its a chat for gamers) and after insulting me for a while they demanded that i pay them bitcoin for offending their made-up 'god'. then things started escalating real bad: first they dumped my private details online and hacked some of my accounts, then i started getting silent night calls and now i even received a letter calling me 'their slave' (with my face on it) at my home.
i googled the name of their club (jlfksjlfl) and found multiple occurrences of defaced accounts and even one mention of a teen that committed suicide.
i'm thinking of going to the police but i don't have any information at all on these guys so they probably wont do anything. paying is another option but even if i gathered the money what guarantee do i have that they won't ask for more?
if anyone has been in a similar situation i'd like to hear ur advice thanks
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David85
If I was being doxxed through games, I would dump my hard drive, change all passwords and close my online accounts. Just to be sure.
Then start up again with a new handle.
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Cyberninja
If you are being asked to pay money under any kind of threat you should go to the police immediately. You may not have much evidence but they will be able to advise you. Do not pay the money unless the police are involved, would be my best advice.

Replacing your hard drive is not a bad idea. If it has been corrupted/hacked then this may be the only way to be sure your PC is not compromised.
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avacadoturtle
Definitely, do not pay them anything without talking to the police first. If they are hacking, doxxing, and sending threatening messages to your home, that is absolutely something the police would get involved with.