Many people think that they are exempt from cyber stalking. The fact of the matter is that anyone can become the target of online stalkers or predators. Stalking can come in many forms and is not necessarily always threatening or dangerous. The actual definition of a stalker is anyone who lavishes excessive amounts of unwanted or unsolicited attention on another person. This is even true of internet attention. Regardless of where this attention comes from it can be considered stalking if it is in fact excessive, unwanted or threatening in nature.
There are many ways to identify and stop cyber stalking, one of which being a reverse email trace of emails received by a particular person. There are licensed and highly trained professionals who can perform this type of internet investigation legally and effectively. Some of the information that may be uncovered through this type of investigation include the name, address and phone number of the person sending the emails as well as the place of employment of that person, what internet service provider and browser was used and what other internet activity this person may engage in including what websites they visit and how often. These investigations often can produce results in as little as 24 hours, however in some cases may take as long as 2 weeks depending on the individual case.
Although there are sources that claim to allow a person to obtain much of this information on their own, it is highly discouraged against. One reason that this is not recommended is because when it comes to the issue of cyber stalking, many of these other methods are often ineffective. It is in the best interest of the individual to leave the investigative process of a reverse email trace up to the professionals who are trained in this type of investigation.
If you are receiving unwanted correspondence from anyone and feel that you may be the target of cyber stalking, the first thing you should do is contact the proper authorities. Many times however, they are too busy to deal with crimes of this nature, which is why an internet investigation may be the best course of action. When you turn to a professional to conduct a reverse email look-up, you know that the information obtained will be reliable and will be collected through legal channels because the investigators that conduct this type of investigation are highly trained and know exactly what they can and cannot do legally.
Copyright (c) 2010 Ed Opperman
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