How to Report Harassing Text Messages to the Police

Updated on March 21, 2017

"Harassment" is legally defined as repeated, unwanted contact. This contact can come in any form, from in-person contact to internet or phone communications. Harassment via text message is yet another form that can be very brutal, emotional and scary for the individual being harassed.

Harassment does not have to be threatening to be "harassing."

It can take the form of abusive messages or text message "spam." Regardless of the situation, it is not legal nor justified and you have the right to take action.

Here are the specific steps to take in order to report a case of text harassment.

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1. Save the Harassment Data

Depending on your phone, you may be able to take a "screenshot" of the data. If your phone is not capable of doing so, you can use a camera to take photos.

You will also want to "Lock" or "Protect" each harassing message. But you still must be sure to have backup copies in the event that something happens to your phone so your data is not lost.

2. Get Your Cell Phone Records

You should be able to login to your account and download your cell phone records. If you do not know how to access them, call your phone provider or Google Search "How to Get Phone Records for (Your Make/Model of Phone)." Be sure to save and also print the records that coincide with the harassment you are experiencing.

I suggest taking a highlighter and highlighting the exact lines on the records that show the harassment.

3. Compile All Evidence

The most important step (besides having all of your evidence) is to organize it in a fashion that makes it easy for police to navigate through. File folders might help.

Lay out all of your data by "type." For example, one folder will be your photo evidence, a second folder will be your print-outs of your cell phone records, a third folder can consist of the proof of all the efforts you have made to stop the harassment; such as evidence via screenshot of you telling the offender to "stop harassing me" as well as any other efforts you have taken.

Another folder can consist of any "history" you have had with the harasser. For example, if the harasser is a former friend or date; compiling evidence of the relationship-gone-bad and your decision to end the relationship is of great use to police. Any email correspondence, Facebook messages or other evidence you have that shows what led up to the harassment is very important.

You can opt to have as many folders as needed to provide police with all evidence in regard to your complaint. Be as thorough as possible. If the individual who is harassing you is also harassing others, it is imperative to gather evidence that links it all together.

"Harassment" is legally defined as repeated, unwanted contact. Harassment does not have to be threatening to be "harassing."

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4. Make an Index

The index above is an example of what is used in court to provide evidence. As you can see, it is laid out very clearly and easy to read. Label each of your folders to match the contents within and create an index similar to the one above that allows the detectives to go directly to the folder they need without digging through mounds of paper.

TIP: If you need to make "notes," write them onto a quarter-page size piece of paper and then staple the paper to the evidence that requires the note. An example of an important "note" would be: "On this page you will see where Mr. Doe began the harassment. In Folder #3 you will see that this is the same date that I ended my relationship with Mr. Doe."

I like to tab my folders so they are mega-simple to go through.

5. Make a Matching Copy for Yourself

It is mandatory (in my opinion) that you make an identical copy of what you are providing to police for yourself. You may not be able to get the files you turn over to law enforcement back for a very long time (if at all), depending on how far your case goes.

In the event that police need to speak to you about evidence, it is a breeze to pull out your matching copy and refer to "Folder #6, page #4, paragraph #2" and so on.

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6. Include Your Contact Information

Make sure you include your contact information on the very front of your binder or folder that contains your evidence. Do not limit your contact information to just your name and phone number. Include your address, email and an alternate contact phone number.

If you have information about your harasser (name, nick-names, aliases, email, address, etc), make this its own folder. Do not include this on the main page, as you do not want your evidence accidentally returned to your harasser instead of you.

7. Go to the Police

If you know where your harasser resides, you will need to go to law enforcement in their area, not yours, even if they live in the next city over.

When you enter the police station, ask to speak to a detective. Most likely you will need to explain your case briefly to the person working the front desk area. When providing your explanation keep it short and simple.

Speak clearly and without emotion. Stating things like "John Doe is a basket-case and psychopath who needs to be locked up!" is not effective and will not get you help any faster (even if John Doe is indeed a basket-case psycho who really does need to be locked up).

Instead, use keywords that explain your issue, such as "John Doe began severely harassing me through text messages on (date). I have asked him to cease numerous times. The harassment has became worse and I am now fearful for my safety as well as my family's safety. I have brought all of the corresponding evidence of John's harassment with me."

If you are unable to speak to a detective, be sure to get a business card for both the officer and detective. If business cards are not available, record the officer's name and the detective's name as well as the detective's phone number.

Providing the harassment doesn't get "worse" (meaning John Doe doesn't make a threat like "I am going to kill you tonight"), wait a few days then follow up directly with the detective.

An Important Issue About Cyber Crime

Unfortunately, many cities and/or states are still learning how to address cyber bullying, internet harassment, SMS / text harassment, and so on. The reason for this is because before the internet become a tool to harass and threaten, police were given "jurisdictions" and each law enforcement agency operated within their jurisdiction.

When a "crime" occurs on the internet, many law enforcement officials do not know how specifically to deal with the issue since the crime occurred online. "Cyber space" is not in a specific jurisdiction.

For more information, read What Happens After Text Message Harassment is Reported to Police.

How to Stop Phone Harassment

You can register your numbers on the national "Do Not Call" list by phone or on the Internet for free.

  1. To register via the Internet, go to www.donotcall.gov .
  2. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register.

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        Rukku 6 weeks ago

        Iam harassing by someone with different us number s and fake Facebook account text MSG's and my pics are with him he is blackmailing me he want some money otherwise he will put my pics in internet plzzz help me what should I do

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        A duck walked up to a lemonade stand 8 weeks ago

        So i was just scrolling threw facebook and looking at people that went to school with me and adding them not even caring just adding well about twenty minutes in i got two texts fdom diffrent girls saying they are going to beat my arse but other word because i facebook friend their boyfriend.

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        Rock 2 months ago

        Hi my sister and her friends have been harassing me on facebook but the thing is i'm not on face book i had to go off face book cause i would block her and she would start up another face book under the name of a guy called ritchie campbell to harass my friends.

        I'M in the Music Industry so i meet well known people well some of these people would go on my husbands face book and and say something nice about me or my sister would fake fake under her fake profile which my I T Guy from work found out it was her and my friend started up a personal face book celebrity and he mentions me my sister and her friends start thinking its me

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        Kpa 2 months ago

        Ive been experiencing harrassment from my girlfriend and its giving me a stress depression metal torture what can i do?

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        bwz 2 months ago

        i'm a chinese live in Canada, i received plenty of harassing texts from my college classmates, she's also a chinese. She texted me in chinese and one of the worst texts is" if you dare to pretend to be pathetic, using others, love and help. i dare to kill you" . her words doesn't make sense because she usually texts me after she smoking weed. i don't know what should i do now...

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        Sharun Houston 2 months ago

        I don't think or know you can help but: someone is sending pictures of naked women. I have tried but do not see a call back number. i did see "priss.com " - looked it up but nothing these.

        I guess nothing can be done if I can not find out how to stop it - cant stop it if unknown how it started.

        Thank you

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        okay 2 months ago

        In California you basically have to be in the intensive care with multiple broken bones and and on a ventilator before a judge will give you a restraining order.

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        Nicole Vandeveere 2 months ago

        i want to had sex with anyone isther anyone there?my personal info find me Nicole Vandeveere 5035609772 1448 NE Galloway McMinnville OR 97128 nvandeveere@onlinemac.com

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        Ed 3 months ago

        I reported to the police harassing and threatening text messages and showed them - police does nothing. In NYC.

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        unknown 3 months ago

        my lilltle sister has been get these textmessages from these girls at school who have been bulling her from freshman year till now shes about to graduate from high school and now these girls are texting her to kill herself now one wants and and all that every single day we went to the police and her school & the school district and they wont take any actions on this situation unless she actually hurts her self the school board and the police department have swept it under the rug all this time and we dont know what else to do

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        sheena rushton 4 months ago

        My family is harming me and saying I should go home with them when i said no i choose my kids first! but the thing is I deleted some texts because they upsetting me but still have the ones who dissing my partner in spam folder and one screen shoot of my sisters bf threatening to kill my partner and trying to get him locked up for something he didn't do! There no proof of my partner hitting me and my sisters and her bf just want me be single mom and live with them! 1 I'm a Muslim and I not living in a unsafe house what is a mess and have rats there and my mums dead ashes still in her room! my name is not there on the housing list and second my kids need to grow up with there dad and have family/friends close to them! Deborah and Tracy my sisters do not like my partner! I told them my kids come first and they keep saying my "mum" would be ashamed of me just because im caring mum to my kids. I want it to stop because I'm pregnant and my sisters are stressing me out and so is my Sisters bf.. he says he's a cop and he going to lock up my partner! Even tho there is no proof of that! He been arrested today and I fed up and just want to sort this out

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        Shannon Bickel 4 months ago

        My ex has a mother that is out of this world. She texts me every day calling me names and giving me her unwanted opinions that she has because she has been made peivvy to intimate details of my marriage that she should have never had any knowledge of. I have never responded and I have tried blocking her from my telephone several times and reporting it as spam. It continues. Just this morning I got a text because I refuse to file taxes with an emotionally abusive man, and it is in the best interest of myself and my family of I do not spend a day with him. How do I end this?

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        Christy 4 months ago

        He constantly telling me I have to send 200 to claim money. Try telling him I don't have it. I'm victim of 2 scams he won't stop until I say OK I send it. I block his number from calling only to get back to back text telling me how bad a person I am. What can I do?

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        Your name 4 months ago

        This girl keeps saying she’s going to be outside my school to beat me up

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        Laneisha Allen 4 months ago

        These kids are harassing me saying their gonna beat me up and they constantly keep calling my phone

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        A.S. 5 months ago

        I’m being text harassed by a member of the Air Force in my area. I’m not affiliated with the military at all. I responded to an online ad for something and when it appeared I was no longer interested, they said they have high security clearance and can can contact any of my family members and my job stating they know where I work, even though it was never brought up.

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        Gloria Aviugana 5 months ago

        I am being harassed via text

        Saying I should expect a visit

        Buddy will deal with me and if I do as he says he will spare me

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        April Rhodes 5 months ago

        He has made over 100 accounts of me, sex messages acting like me, harassing my friend's, and shut down all accounts I try to make but now can't even make one cause he hacks them and acts like me...he is on them now and I can't stop him!

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        Gionnis A. Lopez 5 months ago

        I am receiving threatening text messages from some Spanish person, I am also Spanish.

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        gwen 5 months ago

        i receive threatening text messages

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        James Martinez 7 months ago

        I am being threatened saying me and my wife will soon be visited. And our lives may come to an end.

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        Lena Young 7 months ago

        I am receiving threatening text message

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        Mary 7 months ago

        I'm being bullied by a radio personality, who doesn't know me, but had my Pilice record in Alabama pulled ( a PI) and posted it on her social media, where she also does her news briefs. She added her own commentary about me and the radio station, thinks nothing of this! With her having almost 5000 faithful followers, I'm worried about my children's life.. why the bully, # wjyhaye

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        It's affecting my PTSD 7 months ago

        I am being bullied by a person in San Diego through Facebook Messenger. Repeatedly calls me unethical names and in some instances encourage others to harass and bully me via phone and internet. He has Sprint. I told the police and they claim first amendment

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        Mamello 7 months ago

        My ex boyfriend he is threatening me to post my naked picture he took while I was in the shower. Am so stressed out as m in the middle of my exam's. Please help

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        Steven Cote 7 months ago

        Hello my name is Steven Cote from the Young Mens Shelter on 433 Cooper Street in Ottawa we have been harrassing people from our Telus texting phone isn't it funny how we have a TEXTING phone we use our texting phone to harrass people and we think its very funny we lie to the police that its the youth when its really us staff that are doing it we lied to the police because we didn't want to get arressted or shutdown but I know I can trust to tell you guys at Text Now we use your app everyday to harrass people making death threats to strangers we hate our jobs so we find it as a great way to pass the time Carl the staff at the Youth Services Bureau on 147 Besserer Street has been harrassing people telling strangers via text messages we want to kill them and we text people that we see them threw their bedroom windows and we text people saying we want to stab you we find this entertaing its what we do at the Youth services Bureau on 147 besserer street in Ottawa if you think im joking why dont you check if theres any Text Now or Text Me or Text + or Text 1st accounts or apps being used from our address me and Carl and Sari and Alex and Chip McHugh go home after work and we wait until 1am and 2am then we harrass people early in the morning from Text Now to disturb people from sleeping Carl the staff at Ysb also works at the YMCA shelter and works night shift there and texts people harrasses people during night shift me Steven Cote and Carl love harrassing people from Text Now during night shift so theres less employees working around us so people can't catch us as easy smart huh Carl has been harrassing people at 1am and 2am and waking people up from  their sleep we love doing this at Ysb we love to harrass cause it gives us a blast :) please dont call the police on Carl as Carl is a serious hacker and fruadster and Carl has been stealing peoples cell phone account numbers and hacking peoples cell phone but I trust that you will keep this confidetiall Chip McHugh has been texting people from Text now aswell he ussually waits until midnight 12am to harrass people Chip McHugh and Carl told me its better to wait till people are sleeping to harrass them so I Steven Cote shall harrass at midnight then 

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        jennlaz 8 months ago

        Our teenage daughter is being text harassed by an ex-boyfriend who is now out of school. We have had some, but limited help from the police. Our biggest challenge is that after the first few messages on the guy's actual phone, the new messages are from "fake" phone numbers. There are apps out there so you can send anyone a text and the app generates a "fake" phone account so there is no way for you to respond or to trace the phone number shown. Very aggravating. The police seem only willing to help if we can PROVE it was the ex. The language and the messages indicate it is he, but we cannot prove it. Any suggestions?

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        Jennifer Medina 8 months ago

        I am

        Being harassed daily about 7-10 times from 9 am to 6 pm

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        Donna 9 months ago

        My partner has just hit me

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        tamin 9 months ago

        How can you be harassed by text messages when you have the option to block a person?

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        DON TRUJILLO 9 months ago

        CONSTANT CALLS . SAME QUESTION . WILL NOT TAKE OFF PHONE LIST. 773-492-6146 NOWHERE TO TELL SOME ONE TO DO SOMETHING. WHEN I DO NOTHING IS DONE. FORGET IT NOTHING CAN BE DONE. YOU JUST HAVE TO ENDURE ALL 30 TO 80 CALLS A DAY IN MANY CASES IT SAME PPL WHO NEVER LISTEN EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ANSWER 80 CALLS A DAY COUNT THEM

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        ally 10 months ago

        person who hasn't worked with me in 2 years has started sending me hate email out of the blue- cursing, calling me vial and racial names. I've asked him to stop via email, but he is relentless and I feel his rage escalating with each email I don't respond to. What can I legally do? Restraining order, police report etc.

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        Alma 10 months ago

        I am being harassed by a friends friend or ex girlfriends, but they text from numerous numbers on a app? what can i do file a police report?

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        susan 10 months ago

        im being harrased by my ex husbands new girlfriend by constant and abuse texts regarding my severly disabled daughter.shes using my ex husbands fone and i dont know what to do.i have told them both to stop

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        Tazmeen 10 months ago

        I am 13 and I am sexually harassed by some anonymous. Every day late night messages on instagram. He even sended me two dick pics. I was very sick for the past 2-3 days . He keeps on telling me that he want to sex chat with me or live chat. So please some one help me what to do .

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        Shanice Branford 10 months ago

        My ex is threatening me to put my nudes on Facebook and YouTube and he said if I don't give him 200 dollars by tomorrow he is gonna post them

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        Jyoti Jha 10 months ago

        I need suggestion about abusing on text that how can I stop it.

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        celeste perez 10 months ago

        i am being threatened by a girl name Chasity Hudson and i feel like it will never stop

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        Grace 10 months ago

        This girl named Tatum and Elizabeth have been bugging me. They verbally abuse me when they know I didn't do anything. If anybody has some advice I'd love to hear it

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        MOTHER IS BEING TEXT ABUSED BY HER TEEN 11 months ago

        MY 16 YER OLD TEXT ME ABUSIVE THINGS OVER THE PAST YEAR AT FIRST I LET IT GO AS A GOOD PARENT DOES FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. LOTS OF EVENTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE. LOTS OF DRUGS, POLICE, TEACHERS, I CAN'T TAKE IT Anymore. I WANT IT TO STOP BUT AS A PARENT WHERE CAN I DRAW THE LINE OF MAKING HER SEE THIS. THERE IS DRUG ABUSE POLICE TELL ME KEEPING HER PHONE IS AWAY OF FINDING HER. IM AT A LOSS, DO I PRESS CHARGES. WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD IS THE ABUSIVE ONE, I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE!!!!!...SIGNED...SO HELPLESS

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        Judy Blevins 11 months ago

        We text back and forth she didn't say dont text back . But they take me to court cause said they new prominent people and the DA said that to my lawyer I heard him and my lawyer repeated what he said to me . Then I went ahead and got 9 months probation . When went to propation office that had her and her husband on my case ..My was with Heather McDaniel cause my say we're spending time with her while her husband was at work and it broke us up and I did say things on text just out of hurt my him and her .

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        Anonymous 12 months ago

        Before having blocked my ex friend due to harassment on all forms of communication and even on my husbands forms I threatened that I would do something about it if she didn't stop. And then blocked her. Can she take to legal action even though she was harassing my husband and I. Or does that count as self defense.

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        Chris 12 months ago

        Getting messages from gang members saying they wanna kill me theirs been about 7 deaths in my city now should i be worried?

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        callum apps 12 months ago

        Konrad is a member of the westlands school in sittinbourne kent, he is a year 9 student who harassed another student and threatened to hit them with a keyboard. Can something be done about this?

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        Kelly 12 months ago

        This woman is sending messages to my Facebook account about having an affair with my husband and also singing to me and laughing. She don't stop calling my husband what I should do

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        Chris 12 months ago

        For real just stop yall its not a big deal just block delete or just stop getting on there phones are people's life now a days

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        Jane doe 12 months ago

        For crying out loud, people! Unless you want the drama, change your phone numbers!

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        Jo 12 months ago

        Someone is accusing me of something they said I did or said and they are sending me "harrasing" texts. I don't know this person. What do I do?

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        Jamie Clement 12 months ago

        I am on Instagram for a few days and I keep getting texts from a man his insta name is resool_m and I am telling him to stop but he is persistent.......he keeps asking me to send nude pics of my parts..... I told him stop it I need help!!!!!!

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        Bela 13 months ago

        This girl Lindsey told me to go to hell and I just left it alone and I said say whatever you want nothing can hurt me then she said fuck you

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        13 months ago

        My Dad has been sending my 12 yo sister abusive texts for months.

        He is in a new relationship, and my sister doesn't want anything to do with his new girlfriend, so my Dad sends her selfies of him and his girlfriend, and texts her with insults about our mum and even about my sister.

        He sends my sister threats about her pets and says he will marry the woman and replace her with a new child - we have the messages to prove it. It has been going on for months, and my sister is acting up because of it.

        To be honest, my dad is very manipulating and vindictive, and I get the impression his new girlfriend is too.

        She has moved herself in to our family home after only a few months, and now no one can visit my dad, or visit the house we grew up in. It just feels like things have gone really mental, and we just want him to leave us all alone now.

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        chris molina 13 months ago

        there is a guy alway's texting me and he alway's harasinq me every minute.. and am scared the way he act.. so wierd he even said that he is alway's watching me...

        please help me....

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        Ms. 13 months ago

        Fir months I've been stalked and afraid for my life I've went to police call agency's no help they gave been in my house and I have a daughter they have taken over my phone follow me every where I gave s/d cars license plates numbers pictures where do I go

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        MARIA 14 months ago

        hello can ya help me out

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        Carrie 14 months ago

        I have ignored this person for several months. I never met him we started talking online. He text me Hey or Hey Sexy consistently. I never reply he also will tell me to go to bed which is strange. It may seem minor but it bothers me he keeps doing it he goes straight to spam and when I check he left me messages everyday. Its creepy and concerning because of the fact I never reply but it continues....

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        Jamie 14 months ago

        A former friend keeps calling me after I cut off my friendship with her. Her name's Irene Kim. She wants me to return her calls, but I keep declining them. She needs to leave me alone.

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        Private 14 months ago

        This guy called me with a very sketchy voice asking where I lived saying that he was new to the neighborhood and wanted to meet me in person. This experience was very scary as he was just trying to find where I lived while also giving no information about himself. I tried saying no but he kept asking for my address so I hung up on him but he tried calling me again and I am very scared that this guy might be dude trying to rob or harm me. What should I do?

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        Richard Wolkind 14 months ago

        I constantly get calls from a California area code. When I answer, no one replies. The phone number is 209 676 4438.

        I have called the number several times with the same results: It keeps ringing and then a busy tone

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        go to the police 14 months ago

        go to the police

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        claudia Ortiz 15 months ago

        Some ex-girlfriend of a guy am dating keeps stalkin me and treading me and keeps making fake profiles on fb with my name and pictures of mine...but not only that am scared because she's been mentioning that she will hurt my 3yearold daughter. ..she keeps saying that my sentence of death it's on...and that she will soon take revenge against me hurting my child what should I do please help.

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        MAE ANN 15 months ago

        my ex threaten me a scry message and he tell me I'm a scammer wht should I do ??? Pls help me

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        Katester 15 months ago

        My little sister just ended a bad relationship, his family is texting her and calling being lewd. She wants to know if this is enough for her to go to police with. It's happening everyday and even though she has asked them to stop they continue on. What is the best steps to take?

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        tony haru 15 months ago

        did you know,don wood knows to hack into hiroo\s yahoo mail? at the sterling club community center in white plains every time hiroo meets don,in the morning he accuses him!

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        Taylor 16 months ago

        The elephant in the room is not at all being addressed in this article. That elephant is (a) you can block a sender from sending you further text messages, and (b) non-threatening text messages, even if unwanted, are not necessarily a police matter. Obviously the person got the cell phone number somehow, and in a vast majority of cases it is because the number was given to the person sending the text messages from the recipient.

        I had an ex and her best friend call the cops on me nearly 20 times over sending text messages. What were the text messsages about? The text messages I sent to the ex were offering for her to come get her remaining stuff, saying I'd leave some outside if she didn't want to see me but some things that would be wrecked by moisture she'd have to at least tell me when to put them out. To the friend? Well the friend was secretly sexing up my roommate and hiding her face, then they broke up and she wanted to talk to me. A month later I told the friend that she gave my ex VD (bisexual girls) and then the police ended up coming yet again. Once the friend called me, I called her back on a different line due to a problem with my cellphone, her next phone call was to he police.

        When you bare in mind that I never sent a single threatening text message to either of these two (honestly, I am friends with almost all of my exes and wouldnt mind remaining friends with her) this was a tremendous waste of police resources.

        Its called "grow up". If someone texts you that they are going to kill you, hurt you, or damage your property, that is a police matter. If someone is sending you some text messages that you just don't like or don't want, delete them, ignore them, block them, or maybe the reason you don't like them is because it's actually the truth a and maybe you are in the wrong.

        I have been broken up with this girl for nearly 6 months, I rarely even try to contact her; the only reason I contacted her friend was because she contacted me, and I have had 20 police visits to my house. Most of the time the police are quietly chuckling because it's such a waste of time.

        This ex landed herself in jail high on crystal methamphetamine, which was completely out of character, two weeks before we broke up. She lost her phone, ID, wallet, keys, everything. Then when her new phone got wiped she (you guess it) called the police on me. I dont even know her password.

        Stop wasting police resources over a few text messages. I dont care if someone is sending you 300 text messages a day it's still a complete waste of the police's time. Block them? Maybe change your number? Ignore them? Or maybe if there is some reality to them you might just address them? Just because someone is sending you something you dont like is not a police matter.

        A threat, verbal or text or in person is a very real concern, and if you think that the threat is credible yes definitely go to the police. Otherwise, just don't give your bloody number out to people you dont want to talk to or who you dont want to have contact with, and if you made the mistake of giving a person your number who becomes a person like that then take advantage of the many free and instant ways of terminating their ability to contact you.

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        Kim 16 months ago

        My brother is totally over the edge hates my husband so continues to send the most disgusting texts my husband suffers depression and takes these texts on board

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        Chris 17 months ago

        Good article

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        Christy 18 months ago

        I have a number texting me just "Hey" every time & i've told them to leave me alone several times. he said if we can date. i said ur not dating my 7 yr old daughter. he still won't leave me alone, hes out of atlanta ga. Ive told him im going to report him & he still won't leave me alone.

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        Verena 18 months ago

        Someone who I have no idea who it is, 214-919-5428 saying they are my husband of 30 years girlfriend is harassing me, with watch your back, don't start your car, threatening everyone in my entire house. At first I ignored it when they said for me to leave their husband alone as I figured they had wrong person....but then they gave personal information, our names, address, etc....told me to kill myself....i may have even thought seriously it could be a real girlfriend so I responded with personal questions that anyone with my husband would have to know, and they couldn't answer those so figure it's someone playing games with our lives. My phone, and ipad have both been hacked by someone for months now, and someone goes in my FB too, not to mention I see numerous stuff in my browsers that I never looked up. Most of this information this person has told me could have been found out if they have hacked my stuff. I've tried unsuccessfully to do reverse lookups.

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        Erin 18 months ago

        People please, if someone is harassing you, either by phone, Internet, messaging app, Facebook, etc.....just follow the tips in this article. My 14 year old sons "friend" from school has been harassing me through a messaging app for several hours now for seemingly no reason. I just got a message from this kid out of the blue. He is showing no signs of stopping, either. I asked him to stop. He responds by saying "I know who you are!!" Well good for him *sarcasm*..... I then said I would be speaking to his parents about his behavior, again asked him to stop harassing me and that I would no longer respond to his harassing messages. And I HAVEN'T! The thing is, if you ask someone to stop harassing you and they keep doing it, do NOT respond any further because that is what they want. They want to get a reaction out of you and they will try to get you to lash out at them any way they can so that they can make it seem like YOU are immature, crazy and that YOU are the one that's harassing THEM. So again I say.....follow the tips in the article! It does help.

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        Caitlin 18 months ago

        I'm 12 and this person has been saying stuff about me and threatening me and bullying me because of my race and it's been going on for 3 weeks

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        anon 19 months ago

        My sons half sisters mother keeps texting me from different numbers warnig me to sto bringing my son over to his grandmothers on the days her sister is there and texts me often. I never respond. The kids are two months apart my son is the oldest. His father and I grew up together went to prom everything. This young lady is delusional. Sadly my sons father and his family were complete jerks throughout my pregnancy. They did not tell me about the girl until my 8th month. I was devastated. I got over it moved on and i take care of my son. I have a distant relationship with the family but always allow my son to come over when they ask. Idk how she got my number and his family say they are sorry. Its like they accept her behavior just so she wont keep her daughter away. I didbt ask for this. She is directing her anger at the wrong person. She needs to stop and grow up.

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        Anna 19 months ago

        My ex landlord is saying that I owe him 275 dollars for painting the walls a color that he did not like. He wanted green, not white so he repainted them and is trying to charge me for the green paint. I told him that I will pay him and be patient but he took it to another level. He calls me whore, bitch and tells me that he is going to kill me. He repeatedly leaves messages telling me that he is going to get me and just wait. This has been going on for three to four months. He texted that he is going to kill me so I am saving the texts.

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        Karena 20 months ago

        Yes my whatever you want to call him his name is Glenn D Taylor and he stole my car I paid for insured and registered with no problems and he and I had a fight and he stole it from me demanding the title the car is at his place locked up on his property and he is saying it's not paid for and is going to sue me for it and I just don't get why he is like this. Back in July we had a fight and he repeatedly abused me by throwing me across the room and also chocked me twice and I got a restraining order. How stupid I was to take him back during the restraining order and I dropped the case and the restraining order against him and he also got me the car through a friend and now won't give it back. His number is 845-423-3559 don't hire him he is a theif and sleeps with his customers as well and only claims $5,200 a year with medical insurance and internal Revuenue so I guess I'm not over with abuseive men in my life not sure why he does this with every woman he ever dated too going back to his first marriage and first set of kids of 10 and no one wants nothing to do with him.

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        autumn 20 months ago

        a girl on my cheer squad is threatening me text and she is threating to beat me up and says she is going to tell everyone at school stuff and wont stop texting me

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        tony haru 20 months ago

        hiroo,is gettling lots of prank calls,and text messages on his cellphone! even from Washington dc area code 202,703,even nyc

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        Laura Casale 21 months ago

        My ex got an FRO against me and is misusing it to threaten me. He tries to force me to break it. He's harassing me now.do I have any recourse?

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        EasyE 21 months ago

        I've recently received about 15-20 long text messages threatening me. He's said he has NSA connections and police connections to locate me via satellite, etc... and is going to devote time to ruining my life. I don't even know the guy personally bit know who he is. His vendetta against me is unwarranted and ridiculous, not to mention invalid. However I've not responded to anything he's sent and just stayed silent. But it's beginning to get extremely degrading and violent involving my family in his threats. What should I do about this. Trust me, I'm a country boy from WV and if i got ahold of this fella he'd be noT able to type for a long time. But I've kept my cool so far but am running out of patients. Please help me figure out what to do and how to handle this situation. Thanks.

        -easyE

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        HenryWright55 22 months ago

        ive gotten harassing text messages from my ex and her friends, threatening me about how they are going to make my life a living hell, and calling me different things/teasing me. I will probably be going to different websites to try and sort this out because I have had enough. If you could help it would be amazing. Thank you

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        arrhian nichole cabical 23 months ago

        please help me to find the guy from monarch australia,i am from philippines, and he is making blockmail to me,he is abbusing me...his name in facebook is Sam Philip ..please he is not good man..he abused me......please help me..i need to stop him from posting photos in my timeline...please can anybody help me..??

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        Brian 23 months ago

        If someone is harassing you make sure you get video cameras and set them up at and around your house in very key locations. Including enterances and exits, side doors, your backyard and have the cameras facing windows of your home. Another very key tactic you can do is get a court order restraining order against your stalker or harasser. If the said person breaks the law and is in violation of the restraining order you can simply call the police and then show them the video evidence of the violation and have your stalker/harasser taken into custody. Another very useful option you can take full advantage of is if your stalker/harasser is sending these acts over the phone you can call your phone provider and have that specific number blocked. Depending on your phone you should also be able to do it yourself by choosing the number you want blocked and pressing the Block This Number Button towards the bottom of the page. I can't express enough how crucially important it is for you to get the video cameras set up as soon as humanly possible. Also make sure that the cameras you chose can be remotely viewed via a cellphone, tablet or computer. A quality security surveillance system can run you from anywhere to $300 to roughly $700, of course some are beyond the prices I have stated but trust me when I say that it is beyond worth spending the couple hundred dollars to protect yourself. Stay safe everyone !!!

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        Ana 23 months ago

        I am getting nasty text from this # 917-599-5383

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        skcamper 23 months ago

        My roommate brings guys home from plenty of fish.Last one has been here about 9 times now staying over weekends.We just got an eviction notice thx to my roommate not complying with the lease.Meanwhile this guy is a complete 24 hr drunk and crackhead who was homeless in clearwater and is now in cape coral.He has told my roommate that I want him and has been blowing up my text and phone.I reported to the police and they do nothing. She supposedly stopped talking to him but she said she saw him yesterday on the way home from work. She has a rifle in her closet.I am trapped here as there is nowhere for me to go.I have a 13 yr old cat I'm afraid for when I go out to the store. David Rudolph age 55 in cape coral fl. is the harasser. I have packed my things but need a place to go.This is insane. I don't socialize with people and all this is happening. I just don't understand. I don't know what the ending of all this will be,but I just want to say I am scared,and getting no help from the police,I may be a statistic soon.

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        Crow 23 months ago

        No clue who it is, since it seems like a cell number, but it could very well be a texting app. Those close to me have been getting stalked by some people for a few days now, and they're becoming rape and death threats.

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        Yes 23 months ago

        He's an ex. He texted me to kill myself, after I blocked him for saying unneeded comments on my facebook messages, such as calling me names and blaming me for everything that goes wrong. He was never physically abusive, but mentally? Lying, games, everything. And it didn't stop once we were broken up. He says he's been nothing but nice, but that is a lie, it's gotten worse. He now has all of his friends sending me the same message, putting me down on something he knows I love to do and calling me out on bloking him. I texted him to stop and just leave me alone and that was when he told me to kill myself followed by a declaration of non-adulthood, implying he can do and say whatever he feels like to me.

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        Shali 2 years ago

        ABUSING LANGUAGE BY UNKNOWN CALLER

        i am getting repeated calls from +91 9066509315 abusing languages day and night. i dont know who is he please help me.

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        zottmann 2 years ago

        I have a situation were an X-friend wont stop calling me on my cell phone and on Google voice, leaving rude and mean comments all most non stop. He also calls my friends and makes lies up about me to try and turn them against me. I'm disabled and suffer from panic disorder. These calls are driving me to the point of not being able to sleep, relax or concentrate. This man that calls me also has a illegal stolen hand gun in his home and shows signs of being extremely mentally unstable, which in turn causes my panic attacks to be unbearable. Please help me.. Thank you

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        Peggy 3 years ago

        I received some very nasty text messages from my step nice calling me everything but a white woman I tried to get her to stop one day there was something on the Internet and it was a joke so my brother was here with me I told it to him so he went along with the joke and said he said it but I was using my phone on my Facebook well my step nice took it in wrong context and started to hurasse me about it and said when she comes to ky she's going to press charges against me and I'm miss treating my mother and her grandpa when I have tried to do so much for the both of them I'm the only one here who's been in the family who has helped what can I do about the hurassment she has given me it has up set me greatly

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        Bart 3 years ago

        I'm getting weird messages from someone off of Craig's list that I decided not to meet at a hotel because it was sketchy and unsafe. Now they text me everyday saying I need to read a book, I missed out on a $1300 tv and I'm stupid and they wish the best of luck to my family and they are better so, so...

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        Jen 3 years ago

        My x bf Danny Funicello age 44 addrs 520 bostwick Daytona fl has been stalking texting all for over a yr police reports etc I'm now scared for my life !

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        mk waukters 3 years ago

        Iam getting scary and nasty text nessages i don't know this person .what can i do

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        emily blackson 3 years ago

        What if the messages are not threatening? A guy I know has been sending me 30-40 text messages a day consisting of copied and pasted news articles for over a year now. When I do not answer he says things like "Why don't you answer my text messages?" or "You are very quiet" or "are you mad"? It's very annoying and I have repeatedly asked him to stop sending me so many messages.

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