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For instance, in my dream last night I noticed a wolf in my room creeping towards me, but then a big dog came in the room and scared the wolf away. The dog belonged to two brothers, who started asking me for a cash reward for sending their dog to save my life. However, I accused them of sending the wolf in there intentionally, just to collect a reward after saving me.

Is there a term for this?

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Sounds like some sort of protection racket

a criminal activity in which money gangsters extort money from victims in exchange for freedom from molestation - ran a major protection racket involving 100 pubs and bars

Collins Dictionary

A protection racket is itself a type of extortion

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats

OED

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If they were seeking to collect money from someone else - letting the wolf kill you and collecting money from life insurance or will - that's fraud

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