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What Should I Do If I’m Receiving Online Threats? | Stratford, CT Private Investigators

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Receiving threats can be a scary experience, even when it’s coming from someone through a computer screen. If you’ve ever received threats through social media or other online communication, you might wonder about the actions you can take to protect yourself from harm. Read this blog to learn more about how you deal with online threats and how our Personal Security Services in Connecticut may be able to help you.


There are a few different actions you can take if you find yourself receiving threats online. If the person sending you threats is someone you know personally, you should be able to file a police report and obtain a restraining order. You’ll need to prove that the person was sending you “true threats”; in other words, any reasonable person would interpret the messages as threatening because the speaker communicates an intent to harm another. If you still fear for your safety after getting a restraining order, you can change up your routine to make sure no one is following you and be more aware of your surroundings.

If you don’t know the person who is sending you threats online, the police will only be able to help if they are sending specific types of threat messages. For example, you can take legal action against someone who is posting explicit content of you without your permission. However, if the person threatening you isn’t sending “true threats”, isn’t being specific in their intent to harm you, or isn’t breaking any state or federal laws, then the police can’t do much. You can block the threatening person on all platforms and remove personal information from the Internet, but you still might worry about your personal safety. This is where our firm can help.


In some cases, the police might not be able to legally take any action against the person that is sending you online threats. Some people choose to hire private investigative services for personal security to protect them from whoever is threatening them. Personal security isn’t just for celebrities or extremely wealthy people; it can be a helpful tool for many different types of people. Private investigators can help you find innovative ways to protect your private information with our cutting-edge technology. Our firm can also provide security tools such as surveillance video to protect your home. We are dedicating to ensuring you feel safe on a daily basis.

Are you thinking about hiring personal security after receiving some scary threats? No need to panic because Advanced Investigations is here to help! Contact our private investigative firm today to learn more about our services.

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