Many individuals do not take cyber stalkers seriously because they do not consider this problem to be very serious. After all what can a person do to you through words on a computer screen? Because of this belief many of these individuals simply delete the unwanted emails they receive from these individuals and often don’t think much more about it. What these people fail to realize is that this can be a very dangerous practice. Many people that begin stalking in cyber space do so because they are not yet confident enough to attempt to intimidate someone in person. When allowed to get away with this cyber intimidation many of these stalkers become more confident and over time escalate to sexual predators.
Despite what many people believe there are ways to stop cyber stalkers. The easiest and most common method used to identify these predators is a reverse email look-up. This process allows an internet investigation to be conducted and pertinent information about the stalker to be identified. The information that can be obtained through this type of investigation includes the intimidator’s name, address and phone number, place of employment, internet service provider, browser, website activity and in some cases even the operating system and location of the computer used.
In some instances people who become the victims of cyber stalkers attempt to uncover this information on their own through websites which claim to be able to get this data instantly. These websites are not very effective for this process and often produce completely inaccurate results. The best thing to do is turn to a professional who is skilled to perform a proper reverse email look-up in order to get the best results. The average amount of time needed to conduct an investigation of this sort is anywhere from 24 hours to 14 days.
It is important that individuals who are subjected to the intimidation of cyber stalkers do not sit by and do nothing. Nobody wants to find that they did nothing about a situation such as this, to find that the guilty party ended up becoming a dangerous sexual predator that engaged in serious behavior online AND off. Rest assured that a highly skilled and trained investigator can get the information that is necessary to stop these stalkers and therefore prevent or at least prolong another person from being subjected to the same intimidation. If you do nothing about this occurrence how can you expect anyone else to?
Copyright (c) 2010 Ed Opperman