lee_sufc - 9:07 am on Aug 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
Deary me...12+ years running an online business and never had to deal with anything like this...
Basically, a competitor has taken it upon himself to contact 2/3 service providers in my niche (we're all self employed and fairly well known in our sector), and harass us.
The harassment started due to him being turned down for work in favour of me, and other providers.
To begin with, it was all silly messages, criticizing people personally (all school playground stuff).
However, last night, he got a bit more personal - things like, 'you've started this, and now you've finished it', then weird emails, putting my Date of Birth in the subject line (no idea where he got this) and then asking, are you really only xxx years old?
I have done nothing to this person - before this week, although he's a competitor, I had never heard of him. He has upset a lot of other people and some of my clients are aware of him.
Usually, I would ignore people like him, however, the fact he took the time to research me personally and email me my DOB unnerved me slightly.
What should I do? I am considering contacting the Police for harassment but wasn't sure if this was maybe going too far?