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How Cyber Stalkers can get your personal information

March 18, 2014

WATCH MY VIDEO ON IDENTITY THEFT

This video is about how Identity thieves get your personal information but is very helpful to victims of cyber bullying and stalking.

Identity thieves and cyber stalkers have a lot in common. Both will engage in collecting personal information about you and it is fairly common for a cyber stalker to engage in identity theft. This might be building impersonation sites to harass you or impersonating others to gain more information about you.

It is very common for those engaged in online harassment to use fake identities and accounts. This can be to avoid detection and legal consequences. It can also be a means to make contact with you or an associate of yours in order to solicit more information.

It is only the motive that is very different. Identity thieves are usually motivated by financial gain while for the cyber stalker it is all part of a game or in some cases a serious vendetta.

In the case of a personal vendetta the methods employed may not be that different from a cyber criminal in that the intent is on destroying another person’s reputation for personal gain. Both will try to obtain as much personal information about you and then try to use it against you in some way.

The most believable deformation created is based on both facts and lies. Having some facts and adding in a few lies gives the lie more credibility. So the more facts a cyber bully or stalker can gather the more believable they can make their lies seem.

internetSOS Project

I created this video on how identity thieves get your personal information as part of my broader internetSOS safety and privacy project. I have posted it here because it is good information for victims of cyber bulling and stalking.

Protecting your personal information from all types of cyber criminals is important. Always remember that a cyber bully or stalker is as much a criminal as the identity thief or hacker.

A victim of cyber bullying or stalking needs to get serious about all aspects of online safety and privacy.

About the Author:

Christopher is an IT specialist with 30 years of experience in developing technology working with corporates and SME’s. Chris is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, as well as numerous certificate based qualifications in technology and application development. Christopher is the CEO of internetSOS - A project to help people learn how to protect themselves online.

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