What to do when an entire community creating/POSTING slanderous conversation primarily via text messaging for over 4 years

Asked about 1 month ago - Manassas, VA

This information has created a tortuously hostile environment that has resulted in a backlash which affects our ability to generate income to the point of financial ruin. Their covert activities have included: e-mail, computer and phone monitoring, (tapping). We have even had our home security system, D & B records and background information compromised in addition to numerous pictures taken without our permission and posted to god only knows where to insure that everyone knows what we look like. This attack is more than vicious. The culprits have been successful at keeping their identities from our immediate reach. Whether out of fear, reprisal or some sense of loyalty we are having difficulty getting to the bottom of this. Local law enforcement is of no help. Any suggestions?

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  1. Gregory Scott Young

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    Answered . There's a lot of details here that would be good to know and I don't think a broad answer will help you. Have you contacted the police? If not, you should do that. Then, you should contact a competent civil attorney to go over your options.

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  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Your post skips around the edges with broad accusations, but never gets to any relevant facts or details required to give you a push in the right direction.

    You might consider hiring a private detective.

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  3. Remington Way Fang

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    Answered . Written statements which are untrue and published to a third party that create ACTUAL PROVABLE DAMAGES are considered libel, not slander.

    I would consult with an attorney, but you may need to call around because these cases are incredibly hard to prove and require the gathering of many facts.

  4. Kendra L. A. Stephen

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    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . You should first contact your local police department and then speak with a local attorney regarding this. Even if you have a case it may be hard to prove in court.

    Good luck!

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