The Psychology Behind Cyber-Harassers
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iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics Company founded to provide educational and advisory products & services to online users, consumers and organizations on cyber bullying, cyber harassment, cyber-stalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and cyber deception. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants.
The organization has conducted studies and provides definitions and descriptions for those who use information and communications technology (ICT) to harm others.
An ICT Predator is a person or group that directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT). iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal gain.
Michael Nuccitelli of iPredator Inc, believes that cyber-harassers are usually motivated by a need for peer acceptance and/or power and control. The most malevolent feels minimal remorse for the harm they are inflicting upon the target.
Cyberstalkers’ and cyber-harassers’ tactics include false accusations, threats of harm, habitual monitoring, surveillance, implied threats, identity theft, and gathering information to manipulate and control their target. The motivations of assailants may be rooted in their own pathological drives and motivations. One motivation is exclusion. In this matter, assailants who find no popularity in their ideologies, seek the results of having their target victims excluded by way of defamation and removal of their internet presence.
Trolls like to inflame, provoke, disrupt. On the other hand, cyber-harassers have an agenda to cause personal harm and emotional distress to their target victims. Cyber-harassment is hostile behavior intended to taunt, embarrass, deprecate and defame a targeted victim. Cyber-harassers might use what is called harassment by proxy. That is when a cyber harasser encourages or persuades others to be accomplices in engaging in deprecating and harassing a target. Mostly, the only online friends that cyber-harassers have are those used as, or willing to be used as proxies.
One of our writers, scrodriguez, experienced a most gross form of cyber-harassment. The man perpetrating it has a reputation for cyber-harassment that extends beyond personal attacks and insults. We refer to him as “Mr. Stalker.” Mr. Stalker often alleges knowing something personally about his target victims and is known for opening fake Twitter and Facebook pages to impersonate his target victims where he posts rumors, insults, their addresses, names of their children, and mischaracterizes public information to humiliate.
Earlier this year, Mr. Stalker targeted scrodriguez after discovering that they reside in the same state. Mr. Stalker filed for a restraining order against scrodriguez and the court denied the restraining order. Mr. Stalker has filed an appeal. Mr. Stalker did not stop there. He alleged to obtaining a “public record” regarding scrodriguez which is not a public record, and used another harasser as his proxy to distribute that “public record” to blogs and elsewhere.
Mr. Stalker has stated that he interns for a law firm located in Fresno, California that specializes in bankruptcy. (Although Mr. Stalker has stated the name of the lawyer, I choose to exclude it.) It was at this same time that Mr. Stalker began publicly posting the non-public information of others. Hence, the law firm apparently subscribes to a background check service, including ability to obtain credit reports. Mr. Stalker did access scrodriguez’s credit report and posted evidence that he did so on his Twitter account.
Scrodriguez filed for a restraining order against Mr. Stalker. This meant obtaining an attorney in the county where scrodriguez resides. The court granted the restraining order and also ordered Mr. Stalker to remove all of his dirty work from the internet regarding scrodriguez.
Since then, Mr. Stalker has engaged a proxy to do his dirty work for him. He provides the material, (announces doing it on Twitter) and his proxy post it on her blog and elsewhere.
(Note: Although Mr. Stalker’s Twitter account is protected so only those he approves to follow him can read his timeline, the majority of his followers betray him because they don’t want to get in trouble with law enforcement as he has. They don’t simply tell, but take and distribute screenshots of his timeline.)
Some might ask why hasn’t Mr. Stalker faced consequences for violating the restraining order? It’s because although they both reside in the same state, scrodriguez resides in a different county. The Sheriff in the county where the restraining order was entered has to coordinate with the Sheriff in the county where Mr. Stalker resides.
Also, in general, once a person is represented by legal counsel in a matter, law enforcement advises protected parties to seek civil remedies.
As we can see, Mr. Stalker is using the judicial system to further harass scrodriguez. Mr. Stalker receives public benefits, has no dependents, owns no real estate, and the courts waive his filing fees and costs. Scrodriguez does not qualify as an indigent person according to court rules and so, has to pay court fees and costs in addition to legal fees.
To help scrodriguez defray the costs, his attorney has a website with a Paypal button so those who can afford to, and are willing to help scrodriguez, can contribute directly to the law firm; Rusca & Rusca law firm. Use “scrodriguez” as the client’s name. By using the Paypal button, your information is not publicly posted.
The problem that people encounter in stopping cyber-harassers is that law enforcement refers victims to the civil judicial system. As we see, the civil judicial system requires victims to pay costs that substantially grow as victims seek the courts to enforce their orders while the perpetrators continue harmful actions.
I retired in 2009 and have no concern of the perpetrators depriving me of employment. The only reputation they seek to ruin is my blogging reputation because Blackbutterfly7 has followers of all races, genders, and sexual orientation who are interested in equality for all. However, scrodriguez and others victimizedof Mr. Stalker and his proxies, have careers to retain and families to support. I humbly ask that if you can help scrodriguez to give him a word of encouragement and/or contribute to his legal fund.
Posted on 11/13/2014, in Cyber-bullying, Department of Justice, Potpourri and tagged civil, cyberharassment, David Piercy, extortionists, flightattendentfailures, harassment, legal fund, restraining order, scrodriguez. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.