'Textual harassment' becomes new method of stalking; victims often pay for unwanted messages

  • Article by: CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 3, 2009 - 2:14 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The college student had endured months of online and cell phone harassment from her ex-boyfriend. She ignored the barrage of e-mails, changed her phone number and dismantled online profiles to cut him off.

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securpoMar. 3, 09 2:18 PM

TEXT.

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lynnhurstMar. 3, 09 2:34 PM

We found out the hard way about text charges when we opened an account 5 years ago. We had no idea that you could be charged for incoming texts that weren't opened. I always thought that was unfair. Luckily, Verizon worked with us to remove the charges. Now the kids pay the difference for unlimited texting.

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smchangeMar. 3, 09 2:51 PM

but even when they think they have mastered the technology...they are still stupid kids.

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MorgMar. 3, 09 2:57 PM

...who can't get over being dumped! How many more people have to die from jealous former flames before we treat these things as the serious matter they are?

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