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Online Safety Issue, are we being stalked

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Correct me if I'm wrong. Sex offenders, in particular, pediphiles, predators, and stalkers have habits. They will post to websites under phony identities to entice, befriend and trap there intended victims. They will pretend to be young boys or girls to gain their intended victims trust and info and then strike while the iron is hot. This is a standard MO and as with any repetitive trait, can become a habit that can't be broken. An article recently posted about a Texas man arrested in a cop car look alike that was published on 7-20-07. Malcolm Hawkinson, 39, a registered sex offender was the driver. We all started posting to the comment thread.
On 7-30-07, ten days later, a profile shows up on policelink. babygurll099, a female security officer who posts to the thread and claims to be this man's daughter. She proceeds to call all LEOs stupid and starts pm ing Officers telling them to back off. Call me stupid, but I don't know too many young security officers with the guts to call all LEOs stupid in an open forum and at the same time identify themselves positively as this poster has. Is this the mans daughter or the man himself using a standard MO he knows by posing as a young girl to get under our skin, or maybe try to get the mother instinct to kick in from some of our female members. I may be paranoid with the recent events on this site, but I think Chris should do some serious techno pinging to clear this up. We don't need that kind of grief here. Now or later. I'd like to see if I'm the only one with this gut feeling. The timing and the MO are classic. I'd especially like to hear from any Dallas LEOs. Stay Safe.


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You bring up some very good points! It is something to think about!

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jbm I am new to this site so I was not around when this happend but you make one hell of a point. It is alot to think about.


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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Vety good points, JBM. It occurred to me as well, that "she" may well not be who "she" claims to be. In fact, it IS doubtful that the person posting IS who they claim to be, and quite possible that it IS even the subject Hawkinson himself. Perhaps Chris DOES need to take steps to verify posters in some way, at least when they begin to "flame" as this one and others have on occasion seemed to do. Nothing wrong with free speech, and if we didn't have thick skins we wouldn't work or have worked in the chosen profession, but we should be free from personal attacks here. This attacking us on our own site is almost like some clown walking into one of our facilities or other safe haven where we should be able to sip our coffee, eat a donut (sorry, I couldn't resist..... Hey, I STILL love donuts!!! hehe!), and vent without fear of Joe Citizen getting offended. The PMing especially was wrong. THAT was almost like a scum having your home phone number back in the day. What do you say, Chris? More controls or review? Call for backup if you need assistance. :-) If it's too big a job for one guy I have a little time I could give to help patrol the site arresting violators and I'm sure others would feel the same.

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I also agree with all of you... It’s very possible and it can and will happen on any website.

Keep posting, great topic!


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JBM brought up a damn interesting point! The first I saw this was when I got a nasty PM telling me I am stupid. It took me a bit to find out what this person was even talking about. All this person has done is tell us how untrustworthy we are. Like Sgt131, I believe in free speech but I am not fond of anyone telling me that my brothers and I are stupid. If this person is a security officer they are in the wrong profession with that attitude. Seems odd that a subject, especially a pervert, is discussed and suddenly this very persons daughter just happens to show up here.

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Guys I promise you I am the real deal I know I am new but I can provide any creds you need to be sure.


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HMMMM yet something else to think about that shouldnt have happened or been there ....... GOOD POINT

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well i am worried now I am with you and this is something more to worried about, I think you are right that is there MO. when people have sent me PM asking personal questions i just say no. and don't pay attention to it

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Tx_LawMan said:

Guys I promise you I am the real deal I know I am new but I can provide any creds you need to be sure.

Hey Tex! Relax, man!! We're glad to have ya......unless ya start attacking us personally! (Of course, if THAT happens you're goin' DOWN, dude!!) Hehehe!!

Welcome in. And stuff like THIS is what we are talking about, btw: http://policelink.monster.com/news/articles/2865-texas-man-arrested-in-cop-car-look-alike. He or she started PMing us, making it personal.

Be safe.

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Sgt131 said:


Tx_LawMan said:


Guys I promise you I am the real deal I know I am new but I can provide any creds you need to be sure.


Hey Tex! Relax, man!! We're glad to have ya......unless ya start attacking us personally! (Of course, if THAT happens you're goin' DOWN, dude!!) Hehehe!!

Welcome in. And stuff like THIS is what we are talking about, btw: http://policelink.monster.com/news/articles/2865-texas-man-arrested-in-cop-car-look-alike. He or she started PMing us, making it personal.

Be safe.


Oh wow Sgt. thats is either realy brave or realy stupid. Never the less brothers and sister besafe out there if any of you need help feel free to contact me.


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ok guys, its time to come clean, im really a young girl ,not eighteen. the picture that i have in my avatar is one i downloaded of a big dumb animal off of the anmial planet web page...im really looking for an older man that does not mind that im young and innocent. if your out there and looking for a good time with a good looking blond 5'3 105lbs built like a brick sh@T house, then look no futher.. i will be more than happy to steal daddys keys and meet you half way... btw i really hate that show to catch a predator...this is not a trick im looking for the right kinda of pervert to help me escape from my home.. so please tell me were we can meet it will be discreet one on one i swear......

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.c'mon guys put your thinking caps on , those of us that are police know some things just by the way it smells.......... and well if we are wrong we are the first to admit it....................


...don't play with me , i'll keep you way up after your bedtime.....

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please cops dont spoil this for me.. i know what im doing.

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Good points by all. I am sure that there are many people who come on the site and get valid information that we share with each other. Just be careful and stay safe.

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Odin your crazy but thats why we all love ya!!!

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Thanks guys. I really didn't know if I were just blowing smoke or had a valid point. Even the moderators are in tune with my same gut feeling. appreciate the posts. "Odinette", I don't know, has a scary ring to it. LOL Stay safe.


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Oh yeah, and Val, I think this one smells very fishy. Don't you?


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yes im a crazy little girl that is looking for that special type of guy so dont tell anyone.

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LOL "Odinette"!

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odin hahahha good one....

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adam35, where is the best place to eat tex-mex food in texas? i would like to meet that special man that is looking for a sweet young girl and buy him dinner.

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Good Point JBM! I never saw that article, or that profile till Sgt131 Posted it. Of course people are going to pop in hear and say things, and then we'll never hear from them. We all just have to be sure to not give out any info that would be able to identify ourselves, or any kind of tactics that should not be discussed in an open Forum

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HenryOceanTom said:

Good Point JBM! I never saw that article, or that profile till Sgt131 Posted it. Of course people are going to pop in hear and say things, and then we'll never hear from them. We all just have to be sure to not give out any info that would be able to identify ourselves, or any kind of tactics that should not be discussed in an open Forum

what do you mean we , are you a cop michael?

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no i am not sir, but even non LEO's should not post info that would be able to identify themselves as well as officers. When I said "we" i ment the whole Police link Community.

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Be sure you visit this thread:

http://policelink.monster.com/discussions/10-officer-down-officer-safety/topics/842-attn-all-leos

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LEO or no LEO, HenryOceanTom is dead on. To give out to much personal info on a open forum gives these scumbags an in that they shouldn't have. A first year nearsighted Detective could find me from my profile without trying but I'll be damned if I'm gonna post my phone number and address and where the spare key is, (right next to my S&W 8 3/8 inch 500 magnum by the way). Online profiles are personna's. I don't know any of you personally so I have no idea who you are, you don't know who I am. There's the real world, and this virtual one. Here we are all neighbors and friends. In the real world, we are someone else. However, when there is a chance that problems from this virtual world can spill out into the real world and wreak havoc on our outside lives, then it becomes a concern for all. A threat, real or imagined, is still a threat. We need to safeguard ourselves and each other in our virtual community. The biggest safeguard and threat, information. In our community, Odin is Odin, Jbm is Jbm and HOTom is HOTom. We all live at Policelink.com. This is our world and people should not be able or allowed to come into our world and then use our world to disrupt our REAL world. We need to be careful. We don't know who or what we are dealing with here. This is why this issue concerned me. It is to textbook to ignore. What someone does in the real world is their business, but what they do in our virtual world here is everybody's. Not all profiles on the site are real. We know that. But when that profile becomes a wall to hide behind and a tool to do harm, then it becomes an issue. When someone poses as someone else It becomes a matter of why. Another "I Wonder" is could this poster be navydennis, supertrooper or some one else with a grudge to grind. You never know. This is why I consider it a threat and why I say, Be safe, be smart, be careful, all of us. Stay Safe.


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GTS197, went to your thread, very good points. Almost like a cousin to this one. Stay Safe.


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We all just need to watch what we say and how we say it. We shoud treat this site like we would treat anyone we meet on the street. Proceed with caution!

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