- Following the victim
- Appearing at the victim's home or place of work
- Making unwanted and frightening contact with the victim through phone, mail and/or email
- Harassing the victim through the Internet
- Making threats to harm the victim, the victim's children, relatives, friends or pets
- Sending the victim unwanted gifts
- Intimidating the victim
- Vandalizing the victim's property
- Securing personal information about the victim, sometimes by using public records or online search services, hiring investigators, going through your garbage, or contacting friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers
- Using technology, like hidden cameras or global positioning systems (GPS), to track where you go, or to cyberstalk online
If you or someone you know are being stalked, you should trust your instincts - if you think you are unsafe, you probably are. You should take any threats seriously, as danger levels can be higher when a stalker talks about suicide or murder. Develop a safety plan and tell others how they can help keep you safe. Do your best to not communicate with your stalker, but do keep track of the stalker’s activities, keep records of their contacts, photograph any damages or injuries.
If you are comfortable doing so, contact the police to keep a record of the stalking activity, and to see if the stalker is breaking other laws. Also tell family, friends, and employers about the situation and to get their support and help to watch out for your safety.