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06-06-12, 04:09 PM
I have a friend that has been being cyber stalked for over a year now. Who ever is doing it compromised her email account first and then went to her cell phone. We have since cancelled her cell phone contract and got her a pay as you go phone with AT&T. There are only a few people that have her number and now it is happening again, but only with her phone. How do we put a stop to this? Can charges be pressed? And most of all I am the one she accuses the most of being the one that does it, how can I prove my innocence? The thing that scares me the most is she thinks I am doing it and in thinking that someone continues to get away with it and I do not think their intentions are good. I just need Guidance
06-06-12, 05:46 PM
We are going to need more info, and what state this is occuring in.
You are using the term "cyber stalking" when you are actually referring to a harrasment issue, be it "telephone harassment" etc.
Most of us are "beat cops" and few have probably ever dealt in "cyber or internet" crimes. I worked a few when I was on patrol, and I learned it is VERY difficult to investigate "internet crimes" if you do not have a investigations unit specifically trained in the area with the proper resources. Some larger departments might have the resources and maybe someone here can help if you provide more information on what EXACTLY is the alleged activity.
I know there is a Federal Goverment division that investigates internet fraud etc. but I can not think of the online adress for it. You may do some google searches with the keyword "internet fraud" and look for a ".gov" website.
Based on what little info you provided, expecially the new "pay as you go phone" harrasment, "MY money" is on someone "close" to her doing this such as a friend,ex boyfriend etc. There are "hackers" than can screw with someones computers and e-mail but for it to continue on a "pay as you go phone" it HAS to be someone she has given the number to or someone that was given the number by someone "close" to her.