I’ll bet you didn’t expect to find this headline here, on my own website.
This isn’t what I had planned to write on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon, but it’s necessary. Recently, a person took it upon themselves to stalk my LinkedIn profile and contact the companies and organizations listed there, in order to expose me as a “fraud.” This person has published a blog post that “proves” I have engaged in fraudulent behaviour – specifically, that my online resume is full of lies and I haven’t actually done the work I claim to have done.
This cyberstalker has also harassed several of my clients by contacting them repeatedly asking if I work there and emailing them complaints about me.
The emails about me to various organizations were titled ‘Urgent!’ and began: “I am sending this message in regards to an individual by the name of Miranda Miller who, on her Linkedin page, claims to work for your company.”
The public tweets use irrelevant hashtags in a desperate attempt to spread the ‘news’ far and wide, and say, “Miranda Miller AKA @mirandam_ecomm is NOT who she says she is; lies about working for companies.”
When this person did not get the response they wanted from some of these companies and organizations, they threatened to file Better Business Bureau and Information and Privacy Commission reports against them. It’s certainly way outside of anything you would consider logical or rational – one might call this blackmail. You do as I say and fire her, or I’ll attack your business, too. [Read more…]