I am Steven Samblis and I have a cyber stalker. He calls himself Larry G. For the past 4 years he has stalked me and obsessed about me, spending hours every month writing false stories about me. He has able to get away with this because he hid behind this fake name. Now thanks to what is called a John Doe subpoena we are about to find out who Larry really is.
I know that sounds ridiculous and sounds as if I am being self important. But this is a real thing and its a scary place to be.
According to http://www.VictimsofCrimes.org …
- 6.6 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
- 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.
- 11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more.
- 2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, manydaily, using more than one method.
Four years ago this nut bag who goes by Larry G bought several versions my personal name and my company name as URLs. He bought URLs under Samblis, Steve Samblis and Steven Samblis. He also bought all versions of my company name and my TV shows. He paid around $250 for all these version of my name. He then offered to sell them to me and warned me if I did not buy them they could be used to attack and slander me.
He was asking for 3k or 5k in my company stock. The emails are pretty clear that if I did not pay this fee which was over 10 times what he paid for them he would use them to attack me. I told him to go f*** himself and now for the last 4 years he uses the domains to attack and slander me. He is so crazy that he visits my websites every day and writes 1-2 stories a week about just me. I actually had to close down my blog because he was visiting it everyday.
Any intelligent business person would look at this and see that I am the unfortunate target of a cyber stalker and extortionist.
When I spoke with the police about this, they said I am probably not the only person that this criminal has dealt with, but was probably the only one that told him to go pound sand. Obviously that pissed him off.
I have since then registered my name as a trademark and was awarded it in September of 2015. Some time this year we will go to arbitration and civil court with this dirt bag and I will get back my name URLS and shut him down. Till then this person will keep attacking me.
The biggest lesson I learn is to protect your name. As crazy and unnecessary as it sounds people should register their names as URLs and in some cases do what I did and trademark their names.