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How easy is it to trace an I/P address???

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
How easy is it to trace an IP Address? Or isn't it? And (say) even if it can be done - or you do it - what do you get from it? Do you kind of get where the person is or - is it just a lot of computer numbers?

It's a bit of a long shot.... BUT....... I have been caught out (along with others) in a Fraud and whatnot - and probably the victim of an identity theft - the bloke that is behind the scam has previoulsy been charged with Fraud and Obtaining Services By Deception - but at the moment there is veryy little that can be done as he is rather elusive now that he has all of the information he needs and that now we realise there never was a job there in the first place etc etc... So he has gone to cover,...

But the thing is - he still e-mails us to try and keep us believeing his pityful story - and if because of resources the Old Bill can't do anything as they don't know where he is - I wondered if it is possible to trace his I/P address or if that wouldn't really help?

I have a website for tracing his mobile fone - but again - that has proved to be inconclusive as the fox probably knows what to expect - the fone is a pay as you go 02 contract....

Just wondered if there were any buddy Poirot's out there?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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yes his ip address will be in the headers, but he might have used an internet cafe so it might not be any use
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Could be using a proxy as well.....

Pretty unlikely you'll get him.
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All you'll be able to find out is his rough location (i.e. town rather than street) and who his ISP is.

The only way of getting further information would be getting the police to get it from his ISP as no way are they going to release it to you.
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RedIron
All you'll be able to find out is his rough location (i.e. town rather than street) and who his ISP is.

The only way of getting further information would be getting the police to get it from his ISP as no way are they going to release it to you.


not always true as some ISPs (zen for instance) register your ip address in your name and address so a simple whois ids you
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Neither the IP addy nor the mobile phone trace will produce a specific point where he is located.

As my kids say... "Mum trace my phone?" I can tell them which street it's on, but not say whether they left it in the dinner hall at school or whatever.

Your best bet would be to report his behaviour to his ISP, his service provider, with details of how he is using the internet to conduct criminal activities. They have the power to remove his service, but this would undoubtedly involve the police from some angle or another and would take a good bit of policing to enable this to happen and even then, whats to stop him using cyber cafes etc or just signing up for another service provider.

Hope this helps sweetie, I'm sorry I can't be more positive about this, I understand you must really want to catch him and being angry and wanting retrbution of some kind is a positive step when someone has done something like this to you x x
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wolf359;5508527
not always true as some ISPs (zen for instance) register your ip address in your name and address so a simple whois ids you


That still relies on you have a static IP which very few people have.
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THANX so much guys for your help and advice I really didn't know any of this - at least now I know what an I/P address is! If I can dish out my daily dosage of Rep I will be doing so.....

Thnks again. I have a Crime Reference Number from the Police - but as I hinted at before - unless we can bring the prey to them, there is very little thay can do as they don't have the resources...
I would LOVE to try it though - just in case he is on one of those dodgy internet providers that DO give away your location - I know what you mean about the obile phone as well - as in the point you were trying to make - but I just thought that say I could get to within 50 feet of him - I would KNOW that this is roughly where he is and hangs around - well even if my girl pants couldn't find him - it is as near as damm it for the Old Bill.....
And surely if he was / is constantly using the same i/p address it only has to be a matter of time before we can find out where he / it is??

Or am I living in fantasy land?

Erm, I'm really strangely almost passionate about this as aside from fraud and identity theft it is also theft of money as he owes me and others thousands in wages and hundreds in costs ... But still THANKS SOOOOO MUCH for this .... I am now going to become an I/P address searcher / researchere!!
LOL!!!

Thanks again.

Oh, and if anybody is in Eastbourne, Hastings Brighton or near the Tower of London.... BEWARE of a French man posing as a 'Prince' ..... As it isn't all its cracked up to be!!

LOL!!

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#8
If you can get his IP address and ISP which isn't too difficult if he's e-mailing you. The ISP will have his address (assuming he's not using public internet access) and the police can request this. This is how people get caught for using torrent websites (downloading illegal music / films / games etc).

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