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Internet Stalking

Thanks to the pervasiveness and anonymity of the Internet, criminals now have the ability to establish inappropriate relationships with unassuming adults and children in even greater numbers. These predators, scammers, and identity thieves use the Internet to hide their true intentions or misrepresent themselves in the hopes of exploiting someone for ulterior motives. In the worst cases, when these relationships turn sour, many begin cyberstalking, if not harassing them altogether. If someone is stalking you or your children online, report it.

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Protect Yourself From Internet Stalking

  • Do not share personal information online. That includes your address, phone number, email address, school name, passwords, or information about friends.

  • Limit your online communications to “real life” friends and family. Never meet face to face with strangers you meet online.

  • Be wary about images you post on the Internet, social media, and other sites. Stalkers can easily find them.

  • Teach your children early to follow these rules as well.

Have You Witnessed This Scam?

If you’ve been affected by cyberstalking or Internet harassment and the U.S. Mail® has been used in any way, we want to help. Please report the crime.

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