Date Movie star Sophie Monk was forced to confront an obsessed fan after he bombarded her with terrifying messages online.
The Australian actress, who lives in California, turned to Los Angeles police when a stranger began pestering her on Facebook.com.
But instead of waiting for authorities to look into the matter, Monk decided to deal with the tormentor herself.
She tells Aussie radio station Fox FM, "I have a stalker on Facebook to the point I've been down to the police station because it's got really scary and the police here don't do anything about it. Instead I take it in my own hands and start speaking back to him.
"I just turn it around and somehow now he looks up to me and he doesn't want to kill me any more. Everyone's like, 'Erase him as a friend,' and I was like, 'He might come murder me.' So this is how I deal with it. I face it front on.
"I don't know what else to do and especially when you're scared like that. I'd rather know what's going on. Keep your enemies close rather than far away. That scares me more: not knowing where they are or what they're doing."
It's not the first time the blonde beauty has been pestered in cyberspace - she also received lewd messages from a fan via web phone service Skype.
Monk recalls, "He was ringing me all through the night to the point I had to turn my computer off... and all of a sudden this message comes up, 'Can I please pleasure myself for you?'... I was like, 'No, that's the answer' and he was like, 'I'm so so sorry, I didn't know what I was doing, I'll erase you right now.'"