Being harassed, whether it be by a person or business, can be overwhelming. There are many different types of harassment and, sometimes, the hardest part is thinking rationally about the best ways to keep yourself safe. Often times, you may not be sure who is harassing you, or they may be calling/texting from multiple numbers – meaning that simply blocking a single number is ineffective. The first step is to understand who and where these numbers belong to using a well-managed online directory site.
Utilizing one of these directories can give you a great deal of insight on who is harassing you, and if you’re using a well-managed site, there will also be reviews of the phone number so you can get some insight if this has occurred
before. You’ll want to be as detailed as possible with their contact information, business information, and reviews if you decide to involve law enforcement.
Next Steps After fully understanding who is harassing you, there are a few steps to take to ensure
your safety and efficiently handle the situation.
Being clear with the person or business who is harassing you is essential. It may seem obvious to you, but in order to
build a strong case (if need be), you’ll want to document that you had attempted to diffuse the situation by expressing your discomfort. This includes requesting that the person(s) stop contacting you.
If you continue to be harassed, keep records of every incident. This will be crucial as you’re building a case or if you
need to request a restraining order. This includes names, dates, phone numbers, times, and witnesses (if possible).
Involve Law Enforcement
It’s important to keep law enforcement in the loop on what is occurring and the steps you are taking. You can use an
online directory to search for lawyers or other support groups for people who are or have been harassed. Harassment is not something to take lightly, and it’s okay to search for support.
Using one of the online directories, search reputable lawyers that can assist you in developing a restraining order against your harasser. Restraining orders are court orders that can stop your harasser from contacting you or being within a certain distance from you, your family, or your residence.
Harassment is scary, and it’s something that should be taken very seriously to ensure the safety of yourself, your family, your friends, and your belongings. The steps mentioned above are just a few of the things we recommend you do if you’re experiencing harassment. Utilizing the contact information available for support groups,
lawyers, or businesses will assist you in getting the help you need and the comfort you deserve.