BULLYING

Cyber bullying or harassment happens when two or more acts that seriously annoy or intimidate the victim occure. Penalties increase when there are aggravating factors, such as the bully purposely gaining access through electronic means to the victim’s personal information or threatening the victim in a way that places him or her in fear of injury or death. (Wi. Stat. Ann. § 947.013.)

 

Harassment is usually a class B forfeiture crime. But it increases to a class A misdemeanor, carrying a fine of up to $10,000, up to nine months in jail, or both, under certain circumstances. These circumstances include the bully threatening the victim in a way that causes fear of injury or death. And under even more serious circumstances, such as when the bully purposely gains access through electronic means to the victim’s personal information in order to harass him or her, the crime is a class H felony. Penalties include a fine of up to $10,000, up to six years in prison, or both. (Wi. Stat. Ann. § 947.013).

Apex Private Investigator works to identify the bully and pull the mask off, so that the police can step in and charges can be filed. 

STALKING

Stalking occurs when someone; intentionally engages in two or more acts with the same purpose that cause the victim to reasonably suffer serious emotional distress, or fear of injury to him or herself or a family or household member. The defendant has to have known, or has to have been in a position where he should have known, that at least one of the acts would cause the victim to experience this kind of fear.

 

Examples of stalking include contacting the victim by phone, monitoring or recording the victim, and sending material to the victim.

 

Stalking is usually a class I felony, which incurs a fine of up to $10,000, up to three and a half years in prison, or both. However, penalties increase under certain specified circumstances. For example, stalking is a class H felony when the victim was younger than 18 at the time of the offense. (Wi. Stat. Ann. § 940.32.)

If you believe that you are being stalked by someone online, contact Apex Private Investigator today to pull your stalker out of the shadows and into the light. 

CATFISHING

CAT-FISH

/ˈkatˌfiSH/

"To lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona."

In the state of Wisconsin, using someone else’s identity without permission—whether belonging to an individual or business—is considered a felony.

Penalties for identity theft in Wisconsin can include serving time in jail, paying fines, being charged restitution and serving probation. 

If you believe that someone is using your identity without your permission, or if you think that the person you are talking to online is not the person that they claim to be, Apex Private Investigator can pull the catfish out of the water and onto land so you can see who they actually are. 

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