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Type your message...I've been receiving harassing phones calls from my boyfriends daughter mother for about 6 mos. I only have proof that she's been calling for about one month. I placed an app on my phone that unmasked that it was her blocking her number and calling me upwards of 15 times per day. I have received and in box email from her in so many words threating me, I want to know what I can do about this legally.?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have tracked and printed the call's she has placed through Trap Call from 4/13/2016- 4/24/2016 a total of 37 calls.
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This is criminal harassment under Virginia law, and you could file a police report. Harassment means to repeatedly annoy or attack a person or group in such a way as to cause anxiety or fear for safety. Several different types of harassment are against Virginia law.

Prank telephone calls are a form of harassment. The law states: Any person who uses obscene, vulgar, profane, or indecent language or threatens any illegal or immoral act with intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person on a telephone or through a text message is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-427).

If a person calls, pages or texts another person with the intent to annoy that person, both the person making the call and any other person who allows use of his/her telephone are guilty of a Class 3misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-429).

It is also illegal to harass someone using a computer or computer network. If a person has intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass and communicates obscene or indecent language or threatens an illegal or immoral act, the person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-152.7:1).

You should contact the authorities about filing a report.

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