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Harassing or Annoying Phone Calls / Electronic Communication
Massachusetts General Law Section 14A defines harrassing phone calls as:
Whoever telephones another person or contacts another person by electronic communication, or causes a person to be telephoned or contacted by electronic communication, repeatedly, for the sole purpose of harassing, annoying or molesting the person or the person’s family, whether or not conversation ensues, or whoever telephones or contacts a person repeatedly by electronic communication and uses indecent or obscene language to the person, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or by both such a fine and imprisonment.
For purposes of this section, “electronic communication” shall include, but not be limited to, any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo-electronic or photo-optical system.
If you are a victim of harassing phone calls or electronic communication, it is suggested that you note dates and times of the communications. If the harassment is through text or email. do not delete the communications from your device. Report the incident to the police (781) 729 -1212 and we will assist you further. Regarding telephone harassment, phone companies require a police report in order to assist with your harassment complaint.