I was adopted at birth to a happy and healthy family.However, for the past two years I have been harassed by persistent unwanted contact from my biological mother. In the past she has targeted me on facebook, tumblr, and twitter. She always seems to find me even after I have made myself unsearchable in search engines and after I change my usernames and urls (which I have done multiple times to thwart her). After I have blocked her she has made multiple fake profiles to tenaciously try to message me and evoke a response. She has also created entire blogs targeted at me (of which she has since deleted).Lastly, she somehow found the city and state I live in and has since followed me here. It has been expressed many times by me and my family that her behavior has been inappropriate and I should be left alone. This person has no (known) intent to harm me or put me in danger, but she has a history of emotional instability, alcohol abuse, and has hinted at possible drug use.
Why am I posting this on tumblr? With hopes that she will see this and recognize the distress she has put upon me within her disillusioned attempts to form a relationship. Because I have absolutely no clue how she continues to find me online (did she hack into my computer? is she also stalking my friends’ accounts? did she hire someone to track my ip address?) I have no choice but to post this message publicly.
This is also an opportune moment to remind everyone to be careful of what they post online, because no matter how safe you think you are being there might be someone calculating your every move without your knowledge. I for one have rarely posted information concerning the personal details of my life, yet continue to be constantly bombarded by a complete stranger who, because of the internet, thinks she actually “knows me” well and has an understanding of who I am as a person, which she clearly does not have at all.
If anyone has any information or advice on how to deal with internet harassment and the like, please feel free to inbox me. Any input will be greatly appreciated.