Catfishing Who’s Watching You?

What is the cause of the Catfish Craze? Social Media has become an amazing stage for sharing thoughts, visions, and missions. This platform is an awesome channel for getting the message out. Unfortunately, not all are using this amazing tool for all it’s intent and purpose.

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For many people, online searching balls down to curiosity. But for others, can become something more sinister, such as Catfishing or stalking….

Catfishing: Who's Watching You?
Catfishing: Who’s Watching You?

According to Social Media News there are Six Types of New-Aged Internet Stalkers:

The Intimate Stalker

Catfishing: Who's Watching You?
Catfishing: Who’s Watching You?

Are mostly  females who refuses to let go of a broken relationship. These types of stalkers resort to upping their harassment tactics when their victim(s) communicate with other people; such as friends or new love interests.

The Delusional Stalker 

Catfishing: Who's Watching You?
Catfishing: Who’s Watching You?

Forms relationships in their head and believe their actions of affection will result in their victim falling in love with them. If the victim ignores their advances they may resort to violence to get their wants, desires, and needs met.

The delusional stalkers are demanding of the victim. Thus, any communication from friends, lovers, spouses, family members, or strangers is perceived as a threat causing a rapid increase in the stalking abuse or harassment.

Catfishing: Who's Watching You?
Catfishing: Who’s Watching You?

The Vengeful Stalker are the most dangerous and destructive types of Internet stalkers. 

They seek with the intention to cause misery to their victim. They take it upon themselves to gain personal information by befriending their victim’s friends and family members to gain intimate details

This type also is most commonly linked to crimes beyond stalking which involve kidnapping, assaults, rape, and even murder.

The Predatory Stalker are motivated by the desire for sexual gratification and power over the victim. They are known to have poor social skills, lack intelligence. They most commonly keep to themselves as sociopaths individuals and come from a troubled past.

Catfishing: Who's Watching You?
Catfishing: Who’s Watching You?

Sexual predators pray on those who appear to be weaker usually females and children; and may engage in behaviors such as surveillance, monitoring Internet activities, obscene phone calls, fetishism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, and/or exhibitionism.

Internet stalking is a crime and if you feel you are being victimized by a cyber stalker you can take action now!

You can file complaint with the FBI Internet Crime complaint center. Complaints filed via this website are processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation.

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