A La Crosse man is being blackmailed for “sexual-type” text conversations he was involved in Friday, authorities say.

The 26-year-old man said he used an instant messaging mobile app called Kik that was connected to his email that had his first and last name, according to the police report.

The unknown suspect blackmailed the victim, who later sent a picture of a $100 Amazon gift card, police said.

The suspect later threatened the victim again via a text from a phone number listed under the name Ehis Gv, authorities said. The blackmailer demanded the victim send $50 every Friday or the suspect will tell the victim’s family: “This is going to be nasty,” the suspect texted along with the victim’s parents’ address.

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