Posted February 13, 2018 02:07:53 It’s not a new problem for many women, but a growing number of them are finding themselves targeted online, by the likes of anonymous strangers and anonymous strangers who want nothing more than to hurt them and their families.
The Globe and Mail has been tracking the rise of online hate since the end of last year, with new reports this week highlighting an alarming number of people who have been subjected to online harassment, some of whom have been killed.
But in the case of a young Canadian woman, her story is even more disturbing, and shows just how widespread online abuse can be.
On Feb. 6, a month after she had her baby, Victoria Hogg was in the middle of a difficult week in her life when she got an email from someone claiming to be her boyfriend.
Victoria was nervous and worried.
She said the email seemed to have come from her mother.
But it was really from someone with a bad reputation.
Victoria Hogg, who is now 25, says she had just had her first child, a boy, and that she was worried about how she would feel about being the victim of another man.
She was in a bad place and the email was telling her to just relax and wait for things to be okay.
Victoria didn’t get the message, however, and a few weeks later, she got another message from the person claiming to know her.
Victoria was shocked.
The message was so different from anything she’d ever received.
It said: “Hi, you’ve done a great job at giving birth.
You are beautiful.
I hope you feel better soon.”
She went online to look up the person who sent the email and found that the person’s identity wasn’t her real name.
It was a fake.
So, Victoria said, she began to wonder whether she was the target of a hoax.
Then, on Tuesday, she received another email from the same person, claiming to have the same phone number.
Victoria went back to the website that her mother had used to call her for help, and discovered that the message had been altered to say: “It is the most annoying phone call you’ve ever received.”
Victoria Hagg says the phone number is not her real one.
(CBC)She was devastated, but didn’t know what to do.
“It was hard because I had a baby, and I wanted to be there for her,” she said.
“And I just felt really bad about myself.”
She started to research how she could call her mother and find out how to get her back.
“I had a really difficult time at the time, because it was just such a shock,” she told the CBC.
“You think you know the situation, you know your mother, you’re very close, and then you get this unexpected message and it’s so out of the ordinary, and you’re so upset.”
The message that Victoria received on Tuesday night is a familiar one: “You’re amazing.”
The woman had gone through several attempts to contact her, but each time, the call went unanswered.
That’s when Victoria started to wonder if the woman was just a bad person who wanted to scare her, or if she was being set up.
She started getting calls from other people who had heard the same message and were worried.
Victoria called the number, but was told she had to call back.
It took several minutes.
Finally, she called the other number, and was told to call in at the end.
But that wasn’t the end for Victoria.
The person on the other end of the line didn’t even answer her.
The caller didn’t say anything.
Victoria says she felt really betrayed.
She didn’t feel comfortable calling the number again.
She told the woman she wanted to go to police, but the woman didn’t answer.
Victoria’s mother says she called a police station, and they told her she could talk to a detective.
“The detective was really polite and told me that it’s not her fault,” said Hogg.
“He said, ‘I know your name, it’s the woman’s name.
Victoria and her mother said they were not happy with the way Victoria was being treated. “
But when I talked to the detective and explained my situation, he was really upset about it.”
Victoria and her mother said they were not happy with the way Victoria was being treated.
They said it was a pattern that they’d seen with other people online.
Hogg is now taking her concerns to police.
“If I can’t speak to somebody that I trust, then I feel I’m going to lose it,” she says.
“What I’m really trying to do is, I’m trying to find a way to be honest with the police.”
Victoria’s mom says her son is the kind of person who doesn’t want to get involved in online fights.
(Drew Karp/CBC)Victoria said she doesn’t have any experience