ISPs too do not readily provide information without a court order.
But to get a court order, police would first need evidence to back up their request.
But threats made using cellular phones, like the “gun for hire” modus operandi reported in recent months, also fall under their scope of investigation.
In this extortion scheme, a caller purports to be a hired assassin tapped to kill the victim and his family.
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The alleged killer would then supposedly have a change of heart and would offer to call off the operation if the victim pays up.
On social media, Guillermo said those who reported receiving online threats also tend to know the person harassing them, having been in a previous relationship or involved in some degree of affinity.Difficulty in getting evidence How long does it take to investigate cybercrime complaints?According to Guillermo, the process differs on a case-to-case basis, and can also be dependent on the evidence gathered by investigators.“In investigating online threats, we can't get details from telcos.Especially if [the phones used are] prepaid, it’s very hard to get information,” Guillermo said.