We are all well aware of the inherent dangers of having an online profile of any description because of the possibility of attracting the nefarious attention of unsavoury characters; whether dodgy “princes” from far-flung locales asking for your bank account details so they can “transfer” their fortunes to you or the more defined and immediate danger of online stalking from somewhere closer to home.

Those of us aware of such dangers silently and fervently pray we will never be touched by the horrors of online stalking activities. Unfortunately, these agents of chaos are out there and Jameson Farn, author of the new book Stalker Craig and author of last year’s Bathhouse Babylon, has had that experience and details his harrowing encounters in his new release, in the hope of offering support and solidarity for those who might be going through something similar.

A Gay, Platonic Relationship That Turned Toxic

Farn says, “Imagine waking up every day, getting ready to go about your life, and part of your morning routine is to see how you are being harassed and threatened by someone online.

“You detest that this is part of your day and are even sad that you have to search for whatever hateful comments or posts have been produced about you or those closest to you, if it hasn’t already been sent your way to make sure you see it.

“You do these daily checks simply to try and protect yourself from whatever he might have underway next and warn others close to you he has or might also be going after, while many times wondering – will this ever end?”

Farn’s unfortunate experiences started when a gay, platonic friendship turned toxic. It developed into a depressing grind of trying to stay one step ahead of his stalker, keeping records of the abuse and making sure law enforcement was up to date on his stalker’s latest efforts.

“Your time and energy are spent taking screenshots, saving, and filing it all. Depending on how bad the posts are you might have to update the police and lawyers with all your accumulated evidence. He might have also pulled other unsuspecting people into his realm, so then you might have to try and explain to others what is going on and warn them for their safety,” Farn says.

Stalker Craig is available to purchase from online booksellers and is enough to make you want to never come out from under your bed.

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