Stalking: Real or Imagined?
Stalking, real or imagined? Worldwide Intelligence Network has been helping actual victims of stalking for over twenty five years. We have encountered numerous people who truly believe they are being stalked but in reality they are not. Those people believe with 100% certainty that they are being stalked. To comprehend why someone would think they are being stalked when they are not would require a vast knowledge of psychiatry and psychiatric study to understand that person’s mind. However, those people can be helped with proven medications. As bizarre as it may sound, we receive dozens of calls each year from people who claim they are being stalked by multiple people or persons they don’t know. They tell us that they are being followed by several different cars each day. Some claim that they hear people talking to them through their electronic devices. When asked what they hear, they cannot answer that question but they keep adding more to their delusion, saying such things as:
- “The manager of my building keeps coming into my apartment”
- “My neighbor spray painted a vulgar remark on my door.”
- “My next door neighbor is listening to everything I say.”
When we ask if they had installed a covert video camera in their apartment to film the manager coming in, they say, “No, but I know he comes into my apartment.” When we ask for them to send us a photo of the vulgar remarks left on their door they tell us they were removed. They often claim that dozens of people are surveiling them and they think those people are government agents. When we ask them to identify the make model and color of the cars following them or perhaps a license plate number, they say they don’t have any description or plate number.
Sometimes, It’s Not Real
So why are all those people imagining they are being stalked? It apparently is caused by a psychological disorder manifested in their minds cause by many different stresses of which could be physical as well as mental. To understand what these individuals are going through or to even comprehend their anxiety is beyond what we as Private Investigators are trained to handle. However we have researched the obvious causes of delusion to help these people understand why we cannot help them. Read more about this here. We learned over the years that if we suggest they are ill and are in need of help, they will rebel and often accuse us as begin a part of their stalking conspiracy. The only way they accept our explanation is by us explaining that we only accept stalking cases where there has been a clear physical threat to a victim by the stalker approaching their victim and threatening to harm them physically, or if the stalker left a message on their voicemail stating that they want to hurt them. These explanations appear to work. We listen very carefully to everyone who calls us claiming they are being stalked because they very well might be a true stalker victim and that is when we can help them.
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BIOGRAPHY OF AUTHOR ROBERT MANN
Robert was born in New York and as a youngster moved to California with his family where he now resides. Robert became an ardent reader of suspense novels and cultivated a passion for solving mysteries at a very young age. Twenty-six years ago he founded the Worldwide Intelligence Network which is an accomplished licensed California and New York Private Investigation company. Today his investigative skills encompass a broad range of diverse investigative assignments all presented on his company’s website.
Worldwide Intelligence Network’s investigative assignments have taken Robert around the world where he often worked alongside with associates native to the country where the assignments took him.
Several valued and well-respected prestigious law firms from coast to coast have retained the services of Worldwide Intelligence Network as well as public and private corporations, government agencies such as the County of Los Angeles and the City Attorney of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Los Angeles. Robert and his team of investigators serve small business owners, multi-national corporations, celebrities, and high-net-worth individuals. Worldwide Intelligence Network is ranked among the “Five Best Private Investigation Companies in America” by Conde Nast Publications.
Culturally savvy and globally-minded; Robert became an expert at interviewing, researching, assessing, writing/editing, and reporting with a keen understanding of the law, evidentiary procedures, and validation of admissible evidence, as well as applicable fraud statues at the State and Local levels.
One of Robert’s most memorable investigations took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (formally Saigon) where he was retained to conduct an extraordinary challenging and dangerous investigation of his client’s son’s murder. After concluding that investigation and identifying the killers, Robert felt compelled to write a novel “The Assignment” that was published and received excellent reviews.
Robert was continually being asked to provide Bodyguard services by his clients, and thus he acquired a license to offer Bodyguard Services around the world. SOME OF ROBERT’S INVESTIGATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE:
He has saved his insurance company clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by exposing fraudulent claims.
He located millions of dollars of embezzled funds overseas which led to a very favorable settlement.
He prevented an innocent client from being convicted of bribing a Federal Agent; The case was dismissed.
He located two runaway children within hours of their parent's requests.
He exposed a criminal conspiracy perpetrated by father and son upon an elderly woman with a terminal illness. Both were captured and convicted to five years in prison.
He revealed both unfaithful and faithful spouses in hundreds of infidelity assignments.
He identified who stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry from an elderly woman with dementia and had that person arrested.
Asked to locate an employee of a law firm who went missing he found out that she had been murdered by her significant other who when confronted by the Los Angeles Police Department, took his life.
Robert personally connects with all of his clients and potential clients to make sure they are presented with the best investigative options and personal protection services. ROBERT MANN’S CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS
California Private Investigator’s License, 14745
Private Investigator’s License New York, #0311124
California Private Patrol Operator’s License #15757
POST Certified on Background Investigations Course
Member of the California Association of Private Investigators CALI
Qualified Provider of MCLE by The California State Bar
Robert provides Pro Bono Investigative Services to the Public Counsel of Los Angeles.
Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation.