Here's a particularly brazen couple, who are providing a great example of exortion.
They threaten to kill their own child, unless , within three months, they are paid $50,000.
It is a particularly depraved person who will hold his own child hostage for ransom.
In case they happen to read this post, no - I won't pay; and if you kill the child, you must deal with the moral, physical, and psychological consequences.
Shame on you!
P.S. Of course, there is a real possibility that this is simply a scam, and that there is no couple and no child, just a greedy person who wants money. Only the most naive person would contribute money to these folks.