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Has he reported this to his employer?
Does he have any idea who may be behind this? I presume it may be someone from the office?
ok this may be more of a criminal issue to do with blackmail so I will pass it on to a criminal law colleague of mine - she will reply as soon as she is available, should be later on today, thanks. No need to reply in the meantime as it will just refer the question back to me, thanks
Hi. I've been asked to help. What does he want to achieve?
Are the emails sensitive?
Ok. Why hasn't he reported this to the police?
Well, that could be a problem.
Ultimately this is a blackmail which is a police matter. There is no other way of enforcing a blackmail.
Of course, the fact of a report and a prosecution does not mean they will not share this information and you need to be alive to that.
Without a report to the police though there is not a great deal that can be done.
It is quite unlikely the police are going to do IP searches on the sender of these emails as that is fairly labour intensive but at least they could send some responses deterring them.
The only other alternative is to seek the IP address from the provider but that is expensive and also it doens't achieve anything per se.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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