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Facebook Cyberstalking: What You Need To Know

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Los Angeles -- A warning about the information you put out on Facebook: What you share with your many "friends" could make you an easy target for cyber stalking.

Becky, who asked that we not use her last name, accepted a friend request from Arutyan Haroot Pashayan. It seemed innocent but she says it turned her life upside down. What Becky didn't realize is that Pashayan was keeping a close eye on her Facebook posts.

If she posted she'd be attending a party, Becky says Pashayan would show up.

"He actually believed that he knew who I was and I was meant to be with him. That I was in love with him off of what he read on my Facebook," she said.

Becky deleted and blocked Pashayan on Facebook, and also filed a restraining order which states he must stay away and stop all forms of communication. But that didn't stop him. What happened next, terrified Becky. She doesn't understand why Pashayan hasn't been arrested even though she says he violated the restraining order.

Her advice to women on Facebook -- don't accept friend requests from people you don't know, and be cognizant of all the information you put on your status. People could be following your every move and you may not even know it until it's too late.

 

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