One of the realities of blogging is that you’re likely to have a cyber-stalking troll or two every now and again. But this certainly doesn’t not mean you should quit blogging. If you love blogging like I do, please keep it up because trolls shouldn’t intimidate you but only give you something to write about. 😜
And there are ways you can expose trolls.
During the past few weeks, I’ve had a few trolls try to troll me and it didn’t work. I see their trolling for what it is- a desperate attempt to get attention and power they obviously can’t get in the real world. I feel sorry for these people because it takes a life-loser with absolutely zero redeemable qualities to be a cyberbully/internet troll.
It goes to show that they are bored and miserable people with too much time on their hands, which equals no job, hobbies, nor interests. Boy! I’d sure hate to be such a person. Can you imagine the misery they live in?
Here’s where some creep under the screen name of “Peepeepooperooski,” out of the blue, commented. I feel sad for her because it’s apparent that she has a lot of pinned up anger.
Here’s what I did to bust her.
1. I took screenshots of her threatening comment.
2. I clicked on user info and lo and behold, it gave me her IP and email addresses. I then took a screenshot:
3. Next, I clicked on her email address to see if it showed her picture and…voila! Here’s the crazy with the blue hair. Wow! I just thought of a good parody of an old song,
“Devil with the blue hair, blue hair, blue hair, Devil with the blue hair, ewww!…”
I then took a closeup screenshot.
Before I go further, I should add that if the person is only running their mouths on the internet and you know for a fact they are and can’t do any real damage, it’s best just to ignore the troll. However, if they’re slandering you and ruining your reputation or business, OR…making death threats like this mentally deranged chick here, you absolutely should put in the work to gather your own evidence.
Because you don’t know who you’re dealing with and there have been a few cases where cyber-bullies have found out where their targets live and have traveled to other states or areas to murder them. Though this doesn’t happen often, it does happen. I’ve read a couple of articles where targets have been hunted down and killed by their trolls. Better to be safe than sorry!
4. I stood up to her, warning her of what would happen if she continued to contact me.
The thing about blocking a troll on your blog is that it doesn’t completely disappear the troll. They can still comment, only after you block them, it goes directly to the trash folder, so, be advised. I didn’t know this because, until recently, I was fortunate enough not to have dealt with cyber-bullies on this blog. So, I’m getting a crash course now. I welcome the lesson.
When I went to the trash to empty it. Here are the responses I got from this poor thing. I should warn you that her language is a bit colorful so if you’re offended by toilet vocabulary, you might want to stop here. However, I did black out some of the worst as they were horrible and words I’d never heard in all my years.
Naturally, she went on the defense and attempted to gaslight me, saying that her threat was only a joke and that I should lighten up.
Understand that bullies use this old, worn-out comeback to cover themselves and dupe bystanders and witnesses into believing that the abuse was just playful banter while making the victim look and feel like some dysfunctional whiner who’s just too sensitive and needs to lighten up.
Only she never succeeded in making me feel like a dysfunctional whiner. Why? Because I see it for what it is- she wants to silence me because she’s panicking now. She never counted on being busted and having her behavior and her face plastered on this blog.
What she doesn’t realize is that her garbage doesn’t offend me at all because she’s a sniveling coward to me. I don’t really care what she thinks, so her opinions mean nothing. However, the threat of violence does concern me as it should anyone. Threats of violence in all caps are never meant to be a joke.
For further reference, you can read this post from March of 2021, “Is it Bullying or Playful Banter.”
If she’ll troll me and threaten me, you can be sure that she’ll do it to you. Its highly likely she’s done this to many others and will target more people. Understand that behavior is so telling about a person- it’s obvious that this person is either a young thirteen-year-old who doesn’t know any better or she’s a very immature adult in her 20’s or 30’s who hasn’t had enough life experiences to achieve a shred of wisdom. Personally, I vote early 20’s.
5. I went to IPDatabase.com and looked up her IP Address. Here’s what I got:
|Organization||Riverfront Internet Systems LLC|
|Country||United States (US)|
|IP Geolocation Details|
|Country||United States (US)|
According to the above info, she is a Michigander. The IP address location is Flushing, MI. And her comments came from a company computer at Riverfront Internet Systems, LLC. So, she’s either at work (surprise surprise!) and using their computers to troll other users on the internet, or she’s using their server to cloak herself.
I also took the liberty to look up Riverfront Internet Systems LLC and this is what I found:
As you can see Riverfront’s IP is listed as suspicious and has likely been blacklisted.
I may not have this girl’s name but I do have her city of location and the company she’s associated with. The company is a suspicious company, which is translation for “high-risk.” This speaks volumes. Also, the IP is a suspicious Proxy connection, and is known for abusive behavior, so it can’t be a reputable company.
I’m close enough to the mark that if the right people see this, they will know what this dunce’s name is.
Again, understand that threats of physical violence or murder should always, always, be taken seriously because you never know exactly who or what kind of person you’re dealing with and terrible things do happen.
So, do your own investigation anytime you get threats such as this. And send your evidence to law enforcement. That way, you can establish a pattern just in case the troll decides to come meet you in person and do you bodily harm. I’m not only posting this for purposes of record, I’m also doing it to warn others who could be targeted by this nutball.
Be safe! And if you have a cyber-stalker story, feel free to share in the comments below! Never be gaslighted into silence!
With knowledge comes empowerment!