This is not a story that has been handed down, but rather what happened to me. Don't make the mistake of thinking it can't happen to you. It can and will if you are not careful, because there are Stalkers out there and there are more than you might think.
She started out being a really nice and friendly person. She invited me into a online group, where there were other really nice people. One day she made me a Moderator of her group. I thought that was really nice. Then a few days later she wanted me to remove two people. When I asked why, what did they do, she said they said bad things. I searched the group and found nothing bad. So I said I would not remove someone without Just Cause. That made her mad. She said I'll get one of the other Mods to do it. Then she started saying things in the group that were not nice about me. So I just left the group. Thinking that would be the end of that.
I started my own group, and did not tell anyone. One of her members found out I had a group and requested to join. Since that person was a nice person, I let her. Then another one wanted to join, and pretty soon I had several from her group wanting to join my group. We were a light hearted group, no one saying bad things, and just enjoying being there.
What I didn't know, is that she started stalking me, she found out that I was allowing her members to join My group and that made her mad at me all over again. From that point on, she started stalking me. Every forum I visited, she was there to bash me, making me look like I was some evil person. She started emailing people that were my friends telling them how evil I was. Then she created an email account with my ID and started emailing my friends as if it were me. She said hurtful things to my friends. Some of them believed her, and One contacted me. That is how I found out what the stalker was doing behind my back.
I lost a few friends online, but those what really knew how I was, stayed with me. They saw what the stalker was doing to me. This went on for two years. I never knew what or when she was going to strike me with. My Stalker got one of Her friends to become friends with me. Then she would report back to the stalker. She would bait me, getting me to make comments about my stalker. In all my comments I would simply say I don't want to talk about that. But she would find another way to bring her name up and try to get me to say something bad about her. This went on during the 2nd year of being stalked.
I don't understand how people can be so evil. I would have to say they are Devil Possessed. They are cunning, and sly. They make you think it is YOU, and make you doubt yourself. They make you feel like your life is not worth anything. They make want to hide, and make you doubt everyone else. It is an emotional toll that takes place within you. And the sad thing is you can't just call the police and have them arrested for stalking you. They try to turn your friends against you, try to sabatage you at every turn. If it is your online sales, friends, etc..... They go all out to destroy anything you are connected with. They love Drama, and will create it with you involved, or try to drag you into it.
Watch out, choose your friends carefully. Watch out for those who are overly friendly to you at the start. Check them out, see what they have said to others online. It will show up online. I had thought to change my ID, then decided NO, I'm going to keep it and fight this thing by ignoring what that Stalker says and does. I let my friends make up their own mind. If they are smart, they will see what is going on. Like I said it took 2 years, and during that 2nd year I ignored her for more than 6 months. Finally she targeted someone else, but every now and then she would still try to get to me, but I kept ignorning her. It has been about 2 years now, and I have not heard anymore from or about her.
It is not easy to ignor a stalker online but it can be done, and it must be done if you want to get rid of them. Let them see they are not bothering you, the silence they get is conformation that they have lost the battle. And that you have moved on without them.
There are more stalkers out there online than you probably know about. I caution everyone to be careful who they are friends with online. You just never know who they really are.