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FBI: Cyber stalker. a cautionary tale about online romance and revenge

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FBI is the main organization engaged in the most terrifying crimes today – cyber scam and stalking. Unfortunately, it is still not well advanced in the psychotronic terrorism which comes especially from the countries with communist regimes in past or in past and present (e.g. Bulgaria and China). Development of strategies to make lawmakers change the law and punish the psychotronic terrorist including serial killers will be one of te best achievement of humanity, hopefully in the 21st century.

The story from FBI website: (12/23/13)

A 29-year-old Michigan man was sentenced to five years in federal prison last week—the maximum allowed by law—for interstate stalking in a bizarre case of online romance gone bad.

Brian Curtis Hile traveled to San Diego from Michigan in 2011 intending to kill a woman and her boyfriend after the pair had unwittingly gotten caught up in Hile’s virtual love affair.

Hile had been ensnared in a “catfish” scheme—in which a person uses social media to pretend to be someone they're not, typically to engage in misleading online romances. During the course of an Internet-only relationship that lasted two years, Hile exchanged explicit photos and romantic communications with someone he believed to be a woman. When he learned that “she” was actually a man living in South Africa, Hile became enraged and vowed to find the man who deceived him—and the woman whose images played a role in the deception. More …

Avoid Becoming a Victim

Special Agent Steve Kim has seen too many young people—particularly teenage girls—fall victim to cyber crimes like stalking and sextortion, and he urges extreme caution for those who use the Internet and social media sites.

“Young people sometimes don’t understand the gravity of transmitting photos online,” he said. “Once images are out there, through texting, e-mail, or social media, it’s permanent.” The victim in the Brian Hile case, for example, never intended for her photos to become public. But when her online account was hacked, the photos were widely disseminated online. “It’s unlikely she will ever get those images off the Internet,” Kim said.

People should also be aware of the personal information they post on their social media sites, he added. Seemingly harmless information about likes and dislikes and where you go to school can be exploited by hackers and others with nefarious intent.

“Hile used that kind of information to create a dossier that made it easier to hack his victims,” Kim said. “They had posted so much personal information, Hile was able to use it to get even more information.”

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Comment: Please report psychotronic terrorism as organized crime. It is invisible organized crime. As many data FBI gathers as it will become easier to get rid of this most terrifying crime. One of the gangs comes from Bulgaria!

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