Recieving threatening emails, but we do not no who they are from. Have an idea of who it is but cant prove it, can anything be done?

My friend has been recieving some emails that have been basically blackmailing her, and threating her in a way. We do not know who sent them, becasue they are using different email addresses each time, and we do not regonize any of them. We recieved a not from a friend that was very similar to the emails, so we think it might be that person, but we can not prove it. Is there anything that can be don?

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Criminal Law, Iowa


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Your friend needs to put all of these emails together and take them to the police.  If it is possible to find them, they should know how.

And if they find out who it is, have a lawyer track the prosecution for you, because it may be able to sue for damages, depending on all of the facts and the laws of your state.  One place to find a qualified attorney is our website,

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