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Unauthorized Access And Forward Email

Postby Auley » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:08 am

Here is my situation: My ex had permission to use my computer to obtain information regarding an auto accident in which he was involved earlier in the week. However, he did not have permission to access, read and forward my personal email messages to his email account. He did so yesterday evening. The forwarded emails(and address the emails were sent to) are still in my 'sent' folder. This morning I received 8 phone calls in less than an hour an a half from him. He did leave two inappropriate messages in regards to the messages of mine that he read. The next 30-45 minutes I received another 4-5 calls from his mothers phone(two more messages). I sent a text asking them to stop the calls and messages. His mother called and started yelling. I hung up the phone. She called back two more times. I sent one final text letting them know that I am not dealing with nonsense. He is trying to threaten, blackmail or extort. I am not sure which one. He is telling me that if I sign over custody of my daughter that he will delete the messages. He said he took the emails to a private investigator and an attorney this morning. And that the private investigator found 'so much more'. 1st- I send emails back and forth with a few other men. They were just emails that is it. He and I have been not been together in over a year. 2nd- There is nothing a PI could find. I mean nothing. I don't do anything- ever. 3rd- In any subsequent legal proceedings, he could never bring up illicit email access. I am not concerned about the threats from him or his mother. I just wont tolerate them. I contacted the Sheriffs Department and they do not have an internet division which in turn means the ability or compassion to help. Contacted the States Attorney office(Alabama) and they have no idea. They told me that I need to contact someone else. What is my next step? What can I do?

ANSWER: Good morning Sues,

what you're describing to me is called unauthorized access. The Alabama state law that covers this is pasted below:

Section 13A-8-102

Offenses against intellectual property.

(a) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, attempts or achieves access, communication, examination, or modification of data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(b) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, destroys data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(c) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, discloses, uses, or takes data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(d)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an offense against intellectual property is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable as provided by law.

What you need to do is call your local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where you live, and report this crime. In addition he is not permitted by law to use anything that he gained illegally(which the e-mails were) against you in any legal proceeding. If your local police department can't help you, or won't help you because of lack of knowledge, then contact your local Sheriff's office. If the local Sheriff's office can help you, then call back your state attorney's office and inform them that you located the law that was broken and you would like to press charges. This is a very common crime and is one that is becoming more and more prosecuted.

I hope this helps explain your situation a little bit better and aid you in protecting yourself from future problems.

Be safe stay well,

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

Thank you for your help.

The local law enforcement agency is the Sheriff. They could not help. I contacted the State Attorney, both the Consumer and Investigative Division on Tuesday. I have not heard anything back. What would be the next step after the State Attorney?
Auley
 
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Unauthorized Access And Forward Email

Postby burghard » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:23 am

Hi Sues,

I would then contact the Alabama Department of public safety, cyber crimes unit below is a link to their website which has a link for contacting them. We do contact them make sure to inform them that you have attempted to contact your local Sheriff's office and the local state attorney and have received absolutely no help from either.http://www.dps.state.al.us/ABI/CyberCrimes.aspx

Let me know how it goes.
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Unauthorized Access And Forward Email

Postby Fernley » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:19 am

Here is my situation: My ex had permission to use my computer to obtain information regarding an auto accident in which he was involved earlier in the week. However, he did not have permission to access, read and forward my personal email messages to his email account. He did so yesterday evening. The forwarded emails(and address the emails were sent to) are still in my 'sent' folder. This morning I received 8 phone calls in less than an hour an a half from him. He did leave two inappropriate messages in regards to the messages of mine that he read. The next 30-45 minutes I received another 4-5 calls from his mothers phone(two more messages). I sent a text asking them to stop the calls and messages. His mother called and started yelling. I hung up the phone. She called back two more times. I sent one final text letting them know that I am not dealing with nonsense. He is trying to threaten, blackmail or extort. I am not sure which one. He is telling me that if I sign over custody of my daughter that he will delete the messages. He said he took the emails to a private investigator and an attorney this morning. And that the private investigator found 'so much more'. 1st- I send emails back and forth with a few other men. They were just emails that is it. He and I have been not been together in over a year. 2nd- There is nothing a PI could find. I mean nothing. I don't do anything- ever. 3rd- In any subsequent legal proceedings, he could never bring up illicit email access. I am not concerned about the threats from him or his mother. I just wont tolerate them. I contacted the Sheriffs Department and they do not have an internet division which in turn means the ability or compassion to help. Contacted the States Attorney office(Alabama) and they have no idea. They told me that I need to contact someone else. What is my next step? What can I do?

ANSWER: Good morning Sues,

what you're describing to me is called unauthorized access. The Alabama state law that covers this is pasted below:

Section 13A-8-102

Offenses against intellectual property.

(a) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, attempts or achieves access, communication, examination, or modification of data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(b) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, destroys data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(c) Whoever willfully, knowingly, and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he or she has such authorization, discloses, uses, or takes data, computer programs, or supporting documentation residing or existing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network commits an offense against intellectual property.

(d)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an offense against intellectual property is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable as provided by law.

What you need to do is call your local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where you live, and report this crime. In addition he is not permitted by law to use anything that he gained illegally(which the e-mails were) against you in any legal proceeding. If your local police department can't help you, or won't help you because of lack of knowledge, then contact your local Sheriff's office. If the local Sheriff's office can help you, then call back your state attorney's office and inform them that you located the law that was broken and you would like to press charges. This is a very common crime and is one that is becoming more and more prosecuted.

I hope this helps explain your situation a little bit better and aid you in protecting yourself from future problems.

Be safe stay well,

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

Thank you for your help.

The local law enforcement agency is the Sheriff. They could not help. I contacted the State Attorney, both the Consumer and Investigative Division on Tuesday. I have not heard anything back. What would be the next step after the State Attorney?
Fernley
 
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