Email Harassment - UK question.

SarahJane89

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May 31, 2013
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Hello,

My boyfriend received numerous emails supposedly from me. They weren't, and each time my boyfriend blocked an email, whoever has been emailing my boyfriend opened up a new account, sending him emails I supposedly sent out. Never was anything threatening, just very annoying and upsetting.

We reported the email addresses to the police, a total of 8 different ones. The policeman told us it was not a priority but they would investigate it.

The emails have since stopped - though I did get one earlier today but I didn't do anything with it.

I'm wondering what the procedure would be? Will the police now trace the email accounts to the sender, or will that be the end of it now the report has been made?
 

Lunfai

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Nov 21, 2010
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Hello,

My boyfriend received numerous emails supposedly from me. They weren't, and each time my boyfriend blocked an email, whoever has been emailing my boyfriend opened up a new account, sending him emails I supposedly sent out. Never was anything threatening, just very annoying and upsetting.

We reported the email addresses to the police, a total of 8 different ones. The policeman told us it was not a priority but they would investigate it.

The emails have since stopped - though I did get one earlier today but I didn't do anything with it.

I'm wondering what the procedure would be? Will the police now trace the email accounts to the sender, or will that be the end of it now the report has been made?
Just ignore them or/and create new email addresses. If they don't know you in real life then it's fine.
 

SarahJane89

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May 31, 2013
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He would have made a new email address but he uses it for work purposes.

What will the police do now they have the email addresses? Will they go about tracing each of them, or now the report has been made will that be it? The police weren't very clear, and they didn't take my boyfriend seriously at first until we told them we blocked one account and then a new one was made.
 

Apple fanboy

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Feb 21, 2012
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He would have made a new email address but he uses it for work purposes.

What will the police do now they have the email addresses? Will they go about tracing each of them, or now the report has been made will that be it? The police weren't very clear, and they didn't take my boyfriend seriously at first until we told them we blocked one account and then a new one was made.
Unless they were threatening or contained illegal images, I doubt the police will do anything. They have limited resources and this is hardly going to be a priority for them.
 

SarahJane89

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May 31, 2013
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No they weren't threatening. Just annoying in volume, forwarding my boyfriend emails I supposedly sent out.
 

satcomer

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No they weren't threatening. Just annoying in volume, forwarding my boyfriend emails I supposedly sent out.
Most likely someone he knew got a Trojan or something along that way (he probably had your boyfriend's email address in their contacts file). He/She finally noticed the Trojan and killed it.
 

SarahJane89

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May 31, 2013
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Sorry, I don't understand? :confused:

But in regards to what the police will now do, will they do anything? Tracing the email etc. Or will they just have taken my report and that's it?
 

SarahJane89

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May 31, 2013
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My boyfriend has a Windows 8 computer. The emails he got came from different email accounts - 8 of them - and they were forwarding emails to him that I had supposedly written. It must be someone we know because they knew certain things about us, which is why we handed in the email addresses to the police. I just don't know now if they'll trace the email accounts, or if they won't do much, now they have them.