STALKING INVESTIGATIONSFlorida Private Investigations, will help you Stop the Stalking
Stalking is a criminal offense. If you are a victim, you have the right to pursue legal action against the person you suspect tobe stalking you. However, you can only take this step after the stalker has committed acts against you that have made you feel fear. By this time, it may be too late!As soon as you suspect you’ve become a victim of stalking, the first thing you have to do is protect yourself, because you cannot predict what your stalker will do in the future.
We have devised an effective plan to stop stalkers, based on our collective experience of over 40 years in the investigative and personal protection field.
Our primary objective is to secure your safety. After a consultation to discuss your concerns, the first step is to initiate a thorough background investigation on the stalker to determine if they have a criminal record or a prior restraining order from another stalking victim, next we will commence surveillance of your stalker, in which they are under constant observation. This allows us to compile information about them and gather evidence on your behalf that may be used should you pursue legal or law enforcement action.
Watching every move of your stalker allows us to know where they are, and if they are within your general location so that we may take appropriate measures to protect you. Your Anti-Stalking Protection will not be intrusive, so that you may continue living your life in a normal manner. The type of actions a stalker does to his/her victim varies greatly, and all are performed to further the motivations of the stalker. Some examples of stalking behavior include the following:
- Following you wherever you go
- Unwanted contact with you in the form of phone calls, texts, emails and visits at your work, home or other place you go
- Theft of your personal property
- Spreading rumors about you
- Sending unwanted gifts
- Threatening to harm or kill you or anyone you care about, or anyone who is protecting you
- Physically or sexually assaulting you
Some of the above may appear non-threatening, however, the effects of stalking are cumulative, and therefore even simple texts and emails can instill fear in the victim. In addition, behavior generally worsens over time, becoming more dangerous. While a stranger may commit all of the above, statistics show that there is a better chance your stalker is someone you already know. You may have met them at work, through a friend, or at a social networking event—stalkers can be men and women (although the majority are men) from any ethnic and socio-economic background. They may be stalking you for one of the following reasons: they are romantically obsessed with you, have developed a delusion that you love them (erotomania), or had a previous relationship with you and can’t “let go”. READ MORE
How to Deal with a Stalker
Unfortunately, stalking can be difficult to prove for a number of reasons; stalking can start out subtly, individual incidents may seem harmless or even innocent until they escalate, and there may not be any “hard evidence.” However, if you feel you are being stalked, threatened or harassed in any way, you should not suffer in silence. Here’s what you can do:
Send a Clear Message
If you do have contact with your stalker and feel safe doing so, tell him or her in no uncertain terms to leave you alone, now. You don’t have to scream or threaten them, but nor do you need to be overly polite. You’re not asking, you’re telling. Be clear, be firm, and be brief. Don’t allow them to engage you in a drawn out conversation, as this is what they may want.
Safety tip: Never confront a stalker alone. If you can, have a witness present when you tell him or her to leave you alone. Be smart and safe; you may not be dealing with a rational person.
Common Forms of Stalking Behavior
Following you or showing up wherever you are. They may or may not make contact with you—but it doesn’t matter. Watching someone repeatedly is a form of harassment. Sending persistent, unwanted gifts, letters, notes, e-mails, texts or messages via social media.
Damaging your home, car, or other property. Monitoring your phone, computer use or social media accounts to learn about you, your family, your personal life and your whereabouts. Using technology, like hidden cameras or global positioning systems (GPS), to track where you go.Driving by or hanging out at your home, school, or work. Threatening you, your family, friends, or pets. They may also threaten to reveal information (true or not) that could damage your reputation or relationships.
Seeking information about you via public records, online search services, Copenhaver & Associates or by going through your garbage, personal property. They may also contact your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers to gain access or information about you. Posting personal information or spreading harmful rumors about you.
Creating or manipulating situations in order to have contact with you, such as applying for a job where you work or calling you with a personal emergency to make you feel guilty or sorry for them.
CONTACT COPENHAVER & ASSOCIATES
Copenhaver & Associates provides private investigation, intelligence and surveillance services and operates on a Local, State and National level. Please contact our office for more information or to discuss our Private Investigation services.
Our Firm has over 25 years of investigative experience. Call us today and let us get the True Facts for your matter.
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