This piece will provide telephone privacy information for the purpose of stopping a telephone stalker. Harassment stalking is a crime and telephone stalking crimes should be taken seriously by a stalking victim.
Telephone stalking crimes
Are you being stalked? Receiving harassing telephone calls? Take your stalking ex’s telephone stalking seriously as it is a stalking crime that may lead to your physical harm.
The following citation is taken from the website below and a description of telephone stalking crimes is provided, and this is a direct quotation from this same website.
- Harassing Telephone Calls in Interstate Communications. This statute makes it a federal crime to use a telephone or other telecommunications device to annoy, abuse, harass, or threaten another person at the called number. (47 U.S.C. Section 223(a)(1)(C))
Anonymous telephone calls
Avoid a telephone stalker by making anonymous telephone calls that cannot be traced to your person, home, or place of business. Receive calls only from a very select group of people.
Pay phones are scarce these days and those that are still standing do not generally offer the best location for a pleasant conversation. Often, they are positioned outside in noisy areas and the environment is less than desirable for a phone conference. Hotels may have private pay phones that will work well for outgoing business and personal calls.
Buy a cell phone over the counter at a retail store, avoid providing your true name, load it with an anonymous cell telephone card. The phone card must be purchased with cash to preserve your telephone privacy. Avoid cell telephone contracts.
Buy a stand alone voice mail number with no connection to you to avoid the telephone stalker’s potential privacy invasion into your life.
Land line telephones
Perhaps you want one at the office or other business cite.
I would not advise having a land line phone in the home as the phone stalker can trace the phone number to your front door when he gets the phone number.
Significant stalking behavior patterns to consider
This information is included for reference and information purposes and is quoted verbatim from the website listed below:
A stalker’s behavior might include:
• Waiting outside of a home or workplace
• Making harassing or persistent phone calls
• Sending letters or emails
• Sending unwanted gifts or flowers
• Contacting, threatening, or harassing friends and family
• Hurting or killing pets
• Vandalizing property
• Manipulative behavior, for example, threatening suicide in order to force contact
• Spreading lies about a victim, for example, filing false reports, posting or distributing personal or false information
• Collecting information about the victim’s personal life and habits
• Subscribing to services in the victim’s name
• Interfering with utilities or services, for example, having phone service disconnected
• Impersonating the victim or family member
• Accessing personal information through computer files or email accounts
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