Cheaters deserve to pay a lot more than $8600, but this would target anyone keeping a secret from their family, friends or wife. This does not necessarily target cheaters, it targets anyone keeping something from loved ones (for good or bad reasons), which is not right.

If it was only targeting cheaters, I would label it "scamming the scammer", but in light of the above, sadly this is not the case.

Either way, if you are an honest person, in this situation you would not be scammed. 

Would this not also confirm who is unfaithful and who is not? Would this not lead to further extortion if they were able to see who ignored and who paid? 

Very interesting read, thank you.