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Spotting a Stalker Today

You do not need to be a celebrity to have a stalker. Many men and women filed for restraining orders that are not celebrities nor even popular. As a matter of fact, more than three million people throughout America reported to be stalked in 2006. With the increase of social media and technology, it is constantly growing. This is why it is important that you are familiar with the signs or indicating whether you have a stalker or not.

Signs You Might Have a Stalker

  • Constant text messages.
  • Unannounced visits or persistent calls to your workplace.
  • Constantly sending gifts such as flowers and bizarre items.
  • Follow you by car or on foot.
  • Destruction of property.
  • Manipulative behavior.

Other tell-tale signs:

  • Making unwelcome and unwanted phone calls.
  • Sending unsolicited e-mails and harassing (cyber stalking).
  • Following the victim.
  • Trespassing.
  • Spreading false rumors about the victim.
  • Threatening to harm the victim.

How Can I Spot a Stalker?

You always see the same person in different places

It is not a red flag if you see the same person daily in the gym or workplace, but if you see or bump into the same person in totally different places more than thrice, then it is time to be vigilant. For example, you see the person looking at you constantly at the pub, then you bump again into each other in the grocery store nearby your home

The feeling of being watched

Stalkers love observation just so they can collect as much information as possible. If you felt that you are being watched, then look around you. Do not forget to look at the distance to see if there is a person taking pictures or looking at you through binoculars.

Receiving regular text messages, emails and phone calls 

If you receive text messages or phone calls from people you do not know, it might be a sign of stalking. Be very mindful of people not talking or hanging up when you pick up the phone. There is a good chance that they are just monitoring you if you are at home.

You are a victim of crimes like vandalism, burglary and the likes

Stalkers love to see their victims frightened. They may damage your car. They may break your home. They want you to know that they have a great access to your belongings.

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