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Cyber threats

  1. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    How do you deal with threats online?  I received one this morning from another hubber and am at a loss.  I have emailed the team and blocked them from my email, but is there something else I ought to be doing?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      From another Hubber? A Threat?

      I would say you've done the right thing and should put it behind you. If they continue or as Irohner said, know things that they shouldn't, then I would do as Irohner said and notify your local PD of the threat.

      If the hubber isn't careful, they could be in for a handful, because threats online are not local authorities problem, but are the FBI's jurisdiction. hmm

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good point, Cags.  Jeeze what a nightmare...

  2. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    I would do exactly as you've done and let it go, unless they allude to the fact that they are going to carry through on something. If they claim to know where you live or work, for instance, then I would definitely head to my local PD.

    Sorry this happened to you, Lorlie. sad

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Ironher.  Within the text was the sentence

      "Rectify this issue promptly. Yes this is a threat. One to which I will expose you and your unwarranted need to hurt me."

      The PD will probably be the next thing I do...

    2. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Rectify this issue promptly. Yes this is a threat. One to which I will expose you and your unwarranted need to hurt me."

      The PD will probably be the next thing I do...

      Thanks so much, Ironher,  I certainly was of the opinion that this sort of thing is frowned upon by HP.

      Another one:
      "will have many supporters that may make your Hubber status not so Hubbable."


      Boy, did this make my day! sad

  3. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Lorlie - I wouldn't worry about those types of threats. They sound like they're from a hubber with a shriveled ego and nothing better to do. I think you just need to demand a permanent ban for him/her from HP and settle for nothing less. I don't think there's any need to involve the authorities, IMHO.

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good point, Ironher, but this thing has me going in circles, you know?

  4. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I wasn't sure you could demand a ban, but I think I will.  Thanks again.

 
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