Online Stalking & Internet Harassment

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Online Stalking & Internet Harassment

Are you being terrorized online by an anonymous (or known) stalker or harasser and want to put an end to it as soon as possible? Cyberstalking and internet harassment can uproot your life at the drop of a hat. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to why you are being attacked online, while other times it is because of a highly orchestrated and strategic plan.

Online stalking and internet harassment (including cyberbullying) can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life. For years it has been widely believed that individuals have little if any options when victimized by internet stalkers, harassers, and bullies. This is no longer the case. You don’t have to suffer in silence.

Minc Law possesses a full range of services and arsenal of investigatory tools to help individuals from all walks of life quickly stop the online harassment and attacks, identify and locate cyberbullies, cyberstalkers, and internet harassers, and hold internet perpetrators liable for their actions.

How We Approach Stalking
& Internet Harassment Services

Our practice is dedicated to putting an end to cyberstalking and internet harassment as quickly as possible.

 And we make sure that it stops for good. We also can uncover the identities of anonymous cyberbullies, online stalkers, and internet harassers. We will provide you with both aggressive representation and respectful and compassionate counsel. The experience we have gained from representing clients in thousands of internet-related cases and attacks from across the country and around the world helps us to understand not just the legal nuances of each case, but also the private and personal nature of our clients’ distress.

Uncovering the identity and/or location of an anonymous perpetrator usually requires subpoenaing websites, hosts, and ISPs. At Minc Law, we utilize some of the most sophisticated technology coupled with legal techniques to identify those who appear to be anonymous and unidentifiable. We employ deep web advanced search tools, such as WHOIS and DNS lookups; metadata tracing and analysis; email and social media IP traps; website forensics; and private investigator services, as well as “John Doe” lawsuits and subpoenas.

After successfully putting an end to the online abuse and harassment, and identifying and locating anonymous internet perpetrators, we then leverage an arsenal of cost-effective legal tactics, tools, and strategies to compile a portfolio of evidence (screenshots, message logs, downloaded files, and more) to build your case and obtain legal recourse under state-specific anti-bullying, stalking, and harassment laws. This includes filing both criminal and civil lawsuits and obtaining injunctive relief or court orders to mandate a bully, stalker, or harasser cease their unlawful behavior.

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Stop Online Stalking & Internet Harassment

Social Media Harassment

Are you on the receiving end of threatening and harassing messages on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or another social media platform? Are the attacks and harassment getting worse and worse? We can stop the harassment for good and make sure the perpetrator ceases their harassing behavior.

Internet Stalking

Are you being terrorized online by a cyberstalker? Has this person crossed the line into territory where it is cause for concern? Have the messages become more and more aggressive and threatening? We can put an immediate end to internet stalkers, hold them liable for their actions, and make sure they cease their actions for good. 

Anonymous Texts & Telephone Harassment

Have you been receiving harassing, threatening, lewd, or concerning texts and phone calls from an anonymous person and you want to put an immediate end to them? We have proven success identifying anonymous harassers, putting an end to the harassing texts and calls for good, and holding them liable for their actions.

Orders of Protection

We help victims of online stalking, blackmail, and internet harassment (including cyberbullying) obtain Orders of Protection to prohibit online and real life abusers from contacting them, going near them, communicating with them, continuing their online abuse and attacks. Minc Law attorneys can remove fake profiles, images, and other media, pursue civil and criminal remedies against online impersonators, and work with law enforcement to hold them liable for their actions.

Online Impersonation & Deepfakes

Are you being impersonated online by an ex-spouse, friend, colleague, or unknown perpetrator? Is your picture being used to trick others into thinking a profile is actually you? Is your personal information and likeness being used without your consent? Or has your image or likeness been used to generate or manipulate visual or audio content with the intent to deceive? 

Cancel Culture & Viral Attacks

If you are the victim of a false allegation or cancel culture, things can quickly spiral out of control to the point where a viral mob is attempting to destroy your life. If you are the target of the Me Too Movement, a social justice campaign, or other highly contentious social or political issue and facing a barrage of internet attacks and harassment, it’s time to put an end to it today.

Privacy Intrusions

Has an unauthorized person gained access to your computer, email, photographs and videos? Has someone been electronically spying on you? We leverage our arsenal of investigative tools and tactics to put an end to internet privacy intrusions and attacks, mitigate damages caused by them, and prevent them from happening in the future. 

Why Choose Minc Law?

We not only possess a wide array of legal tools and tactics to quickly put an end to the online abuse, harassment, blackmail and attacks you’re experiencing for good, we will help you identify and locate anonymous stalkers, blackmailers, and harassers and hold them accountable for their actions. We also permanently remove malicious and damaging content used by online perpetrators to terrorize you.

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

What Our Clients Say…

★★★★★

Honestly, your Firm has really uplifted my/our faith in this industry. I interviewed 8x law firms in this field before choosing Minc Law as our Law Firm and we have never doubted that decision for a second. You are all that you claimed to be via my initial consultation. Your client communication is outstanding. We also find you all to be very clever, emotionally intelligent, compassionate, empathetic, efficient, and extremely transparent. Nadeen, Darcy, yourself Aaron – everyone has been wonderful! THANK YOU!

– Elke O.

★★★★★

Aaron Minc has established himself as the world’s foremost eraser of fake news. In the virtual world of the Internet, where truth can be impossible to discern from fiction, Minc is the leading go-to lawyer who effortlessly wipes away the fiction. Thank you, Aaron, for making the world a better place.

– Scott T.

★★★★★

I had an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier with the service. Every thing was done as promised and agreed. Very professional, I highly recommend it.

– D.M.

★★★★★

When I started my defamation case with Aaron, I had no idea what was going on or how to fix it. Fast forward to today, and the defamation has been removed and the culprit has been identified. I feel like he is proficient at identifying applicable laws and managing the complex issues involved with defamation.

– John H. 

★★★★★

I worked with Melanie Hughs who assisted me in removing things from the internet that were spitefully put up. I was a little hesitant at first but well worth the money to have a peace of mind. I am so glad I used MINC. She was professional and courteous. She kept me informed, and was easy to get in contact with when I had questions. Thank You MINC

– Joey D.

★★★★★

Absolutely solved my problem, quick and just as promised. Some have mentioned the cost but I thought it was very fair and a much better result than using a service that claims to drive search results down on Google only to have it inch back to the top in 6 months. With Minc it is removed not driven down. These guys took it off the internet for less $. Completely satisfied.

– I.C. 

Ready to Get Started

Talk to a member of our legal team to see if we can provide the expert services you need.

How It Works

Step 1

After submitting your information on our Contact Us page, messaging us via our chatbox, or calling our office, your inquiry and information will be reviewed by Minc Law paralegals to determine whether our firm is the right fit for your legal issue. Once our paralegals have reviewed your legal issue and determined we are the right fit for your matter, we will contact you within 24 to 48 business hours to schedule your free, initial no-obligation online harassment consultation.

Depending on your online matter, it is entirely possible that you do not need to speak with an attorney at all. For example, Minc Law paralegals handle all Guaranteed Content Removals.

Step 2

During your free attorney consult you will be able to confidentially discuss your online abuse issue and ask questions. You will also be able to get advice and strategy as to how we can assist with your legal matter. If you then hire our firm and become a client, we will generally start working on your matter immediately.

Step 3

Our attorneys draw on their specialized technical and business expertise to provide unique and effective solutions to make the online attacks and abuse stop for good. We also leverage an arsenal of technical and investigative tools to identify online perpetrators, hold them liable for their actions, and remove damaging content associated with the attacks. This includes:

    Costs for Online Stalking & Internet Harassment Services

    Purchasing legal services to stop online stalking and internet harassment is not like purchasing a house or a car. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to stopping online abuse and attacks. Every situation is unique. We offer two primary types of services and pricing that we charge clients for all of our firm’s online stalking and internet harassment engagements. These are:

    Hourly Non-Litigation Services

    ~ ($3,500 – $6,000+)

    Hourly Non-Litigation Services is when a client retains our firm where no litigation is contemplated or involved as part of the legal engagement. These services generally involve the removal of news articles, blogs, consumer reviews, images, court pleadings, and other content that is typically either factual in nature or otherwise not actionable. However, they can involve almost anything, including, online harassment, cease and desist letters, extortion, sextortion, criminal conduct, pornography, revenge pornography, defamation, and other online privacy concerns.

    Most Hourly Non-Litigation Services do not qualify as Guaranteed Removal Services and require an upfront retainer of $3,500$4,500.

    The average cost of most Hourly Non-Litigation Services typically falls between $5,000$6,000. However, total costs will vary considerably based on a variety of factors. 

    Litigation Services  

    ~ ($7,500 – $16,000)

    Litigation Services are appropriate when a client’s case involves filing in a lawsuit (or other types of involvement in litigation). We bill litigation services hourly, including expert witness services. Generally, we require a minimum retainer of $7500 for any litigation matter. Average total costs can go as low as $5,000$7,500, but on average fall between $14,000$16,000 for most of the matters we handle. Total cost of your litigation matter will be influenced by a number of important factors.

    You can find out more about Hourly Non-Litigation and Litigation Service costs over at our Pricing Page.

    As with any sensitive legal matter, if you are interested in obtaining more specific advice or information regarding the costs and expenses related to your specific removal or case, you will need to speak directly with a legal expert.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When Does Online Stalking & Internet Harassment Cross the Line Into Criminal Conduct?

    Cyberstalking and internet harassment are both crimes in the United States. However, the legal code leaves much to be desired and fails to properly differentiate between several differing crimes; cyberstalking, online harassment, and cyberbullying. The core federal anti-cyberstalking law which is most often applied and cited is 47 U.S. Code § 223, which reads:

    “(1) Whoever, in interstate or foreign communications, by means of a telecommunications device knowingly, makes, creates, or solicits, and initiates the transmission of, any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication which is obscene or child pornography, with intent to abuse, threaten, or harass another person…”

    Present-day cyberstalking actions are usually criminalized under U.S. anti-harassment, anti-stalking, and surprisingly, slander statutes and laws.

    Unfortunately, there is a lack of comprehensive cyberstalking and internet harassment legislation at the federal level, which leaves enforcement in the hands of your state. To read up further on cyberstalking and online harassment laws at both the state and federal level, we recommend checking out our past blog post and article tackling several internet harassment and cyberstalking laws you should familiarize yourself with.

    Can a Minc Law Attorney Represent Me Even If I’m Located in a Different State?

    Of course!

    For both Non-Litigation and Guaranteed Removal Internet Defamation Matters, your location will not be an issue at all. Not being licensed or located in your state is no way a hurdle or impediment to Minc Law being able to represent you, provide legal services, and get results.

    If you have a Litigation Matter, we are still able to represent you. But, if none of our attorneys are licensed in your state, or we have to file something outside of the United States, we will have to work with local counsel who is licensed in your state. This type of arrangement is something we do in almost all of our Litigation Matters.

    At Minc Law, we represent individuals from across the United States AND the globe.

    How Should I Protect Myself Against Online Stalking & Internet Harassment?

    To protect yourself against cyberstalking and online harassment, we recommend the following:

     

    • Make sure to preserve and document all evidence – this will ultimately help strengthen your claim,
    • Install an email and content filtering system – as targeted phishing and malware schemes are common ways by which cyberstalkers and online harassers access personal information,
    • Don’t respond or retaliate – doing so could actually do more harm than good, and lead to the further dissemination of personal information/photographs and increased harassment,
    • Understand what actually constitutes cyberstalking and its various defenses – acquainting yourself with a perpetrator’s common defenses could lead to you realizing there is no actionable cyberstalking or online harassment claim, and
    • Consider tightening up your digital footprint and public online profiles – the less personal information that’s out there, the lesser chance of having personal information and photographs used against you.

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