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seeking Legal Advice for SMS Harassment

Postby needlegalhelp » Thu, 20 Mar 2014 9:47 pm

I am recently harassed by insulting SMSes sent by someone I know. I have his home and work address. I went to file for Magistrate Complaint and there was no settlement. Need to draft the charges if I want to proceed to seek justice.

Have all the SMS conversations as evidence. I knew he was in Singapore when he texted me but I did not know the exact place where he was (could be anywhere, home/office/restaurants/cinema....etc...as he was using his mobile phone to text me.

would my charge be accepted by court if I do not know his exact location in Singapore when he texted me?

Thanks in advance for any inputs!
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Re: seeking Legal Advice for SMS Harassment

Postby pisceangirl » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:08 am

needlegalhelp wrote:I am recently harassed by insulting SMSes sent by some I know. Went to file for Magistrate Complaint and there was no settlement. Need to draft the changes if I want to proceed to seek justice.

Have all the SMS conversations as evidence. I know he is in Singapore but I do not know the exact place where he is when he texts me the SMSes

would my charge be accepted by court if I do not know his exact location in Singapore when he texts me?

Thanks in advance for any inputs!


If all you want is for the messages to stop, then you need to a. File a police complaint and b. Call your mobile service provider, inform them of the issue and fax them a copy of the police complaint. Your service provider will have a letter sent to the person harassing you. This should get him to stop.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 6:26 am

SMS Is A real pain, he stalks you, monitors everything you write, never leaves you alone...can somebody just ban him?
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Re: seeking Legal Advice for SMS Harassment

Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 8:34 am

needlegalhelp wrote:I am recently harassed by insulting SMSes sent by some I know. Went to file for Magistrate Complaint and there was no settlement. Need to draft the changes if I want to proceed to seek justice.

Have all the SMS conversations as evidence. I know he is in Singapore but I do not know the exact place where he is when he texts me the SMSes

would my charge be accepted by court if I do not know his exact location in Singapore when he texts me?

The Magistrate Complaint form also requires the Respondent's address so how did you manage to file it?

Regardless, IMHO the easiest way would be to do it via the police. If the offense is criminal (sounds like may be), they should be able to advise and help finding out this person's address.

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Postby proxymoron » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 9:20 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:SMS Is A real pain, he stalks you, monitors everything you write, never leaves you alone...can somebody just ban him?


:lol: :lol:

Indeed he does that.. like the OP he probe the exact location also ;-)
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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 9:26 am

We would have banned him already long time ago but he uses dynamic IP addresses an no court was going to accept it.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:47 pm

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Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 1:38 pm

Looks like you've got some good advice from previous posters.

In the meantime, do not reply to his messages. Don't even say stuff like, "Leave me alone, you jerk." No replies at all. For stalkers, any conversation is better than none. Therefore, don't give him the satisfaction by replying.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 2:39 pm

Fret not, there is the new Harassment Act 2014 to protect victims from stalkers and harassers.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/stalking-to-be-offence-under-new-harassment-bill

Like what other posters already mentioned, you should take note of the dates, times, content and frequency of those SMSes and lodge police report. Do not respond to them.

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Postby Beeroclock » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 2:53 pm

You can also block the number on your phone. If you have an iphone you just select the number from recent calls and then have an option "block this caller". You may not want to do this if you are still collecting evidence of the harassment, but it sounds like you got the evidence already and if you just don't want to be bothered anymore this seems a good way.


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