They make repeated phone calls, send gifts, flowers, candies, cards.They secretly follow the victim, either by car or in an insidious way -- by getting access to the victim's email. The stalker figures out your password and reads all your email," Moore tells Web MD.This new dating behavior has sparked a new kind of cyber stalker. Statistics show females do become stalking victims more often than men.
"Many people use the same password for many things -- the ATM, various email accounts, and web sites.
Stalkers are often smart enough figure that out and use it to get into email.
If you reject that person, often times they feel angry, threatened. "They're more understanding now than they used to be.
There is the possibility of violence." Take action: If this doesn't work, you may need to take legal action, Moore says. There's no harm in changing passwords." Caution: "Never, ever underestimate a threat. But if you call the police and say, 'My ex-boyfriend is stalking me,' they may not actually do anything about it.
Psychiatrists have developed several stalker profiles: You would never guess all this while dating the person, says John Moore, a licensed professional counselor in Chicago and author of Confusing Love With Obsession. The stalker may believe that the victim is in love with him or her.