Facebook Messages IP address


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Can Facebook determine the IP address of a message sent from another Facebook user who is not my friend?

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Anonymous Visitor "John" (not verified)
How can I track a Facebook message?

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I had a FaceBook account and a sent some message to a friend's inbox but i deactivated my account. Now is it possible to find out my ip address by him or through legel authority? I was using smartphone
AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: Facebook Messages IP address
Yes, through a law enforcement request, they can get your IP address.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Ip address is from network using or device used? Could you tell d process how ip add is rqstd nd approx. Time and cost in usd?
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The IP address would be tied to the device from the network.

The process is to contact your local law enforcement agency. Once they determine that a crime has or may have been committed and once they determine that it is worth investigating, they will submit the request.

How long it takes and how much it costs, I do not know, but you cannot simply "buy" a law-enforecment request..

Alternatively you could hire an attorney to request a court-order or subpoena, which would no doubt be very expensive.

Remember that no matter how you get the IP address, it is pretty much useless without also getting a court-order or submitting a law-enforcment request to in the internet provider for the customer information of whoever was using the IP address at that time.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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thank you so very much nd anoder qsn. If sim card is changed den will ip add be different in d same device? Nd details of device used, loc, nd wat oder application details uzed at dat time etc also be found out? How offensive sending naked photograph, or sexual msg is?
AnonyMan (not verified)
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What? Try again, in English this time?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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thank you very much and another question . If sim card is changed then will ip address be different in the same device? ANd details of device used, loc, nd other application details used at dat time etc also be found out? How offensive sending naked photograph, or sexual messages is?
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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

Your question is still unclear, confusing and only about 1/4 English, but i'm going to take a crack at it:

Anonymous Visitor wrote:

If sim card is changed then will ip address be different in the same device?

When the sim is changed or even when the phone is powered off, then back on, the IP address will likely change, but that does not matter. The cellphone company still has records of what IP was used by any customer at any given time.

Anonymous Visitor wrote:

ANd details of device used, loc, nd other application details used at dat time etc also be found out?

The cell service provider cannot determine what apps are installed or being used.. and, the word you are struggling with is "that", not "dat".

Anonymous Visitor wrote:

How offensive sending naked photograph, or sexual messages is?

That depends on the person that got the messages or photographs and what the messages said.. and what the pictures were.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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does using two facebook accounts in the same mobile device contain same IP address? is IP address can be found in the messages sent even if the other account is already deactivated?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i have a friend who was harassed by this facebook user. is there a possibility to obtain the IP address if this user already deactivate its account? and he wants to know if that facebook user who harassed him has the same IP with his friends list meaning two accounts using same IP,is it possible to still trace the IP and location of the user if it was already deactivated? and the messages sent to him, is there a chance to obtain the IP add thru those messages sent to him?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You can only get the IP address by submitting a law enforcement request or by getting a court order.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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still he can? even if it was already deactivated? now that he already filed a case in the nearest police station, is the process of obtaining the IP address be near successful?

i repeat my question.. please answer
>>> does using two facebook accounts in the same mobile device contain same IP address? Is IP address can be found in the messages sent even if the other account is already deactivated?

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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

Even when an account id deactivated, Facebook still has the info.
The process of submitting a law enforcement request is up to the police. You would have to ask them what the status is.

Using two accounts on one device would have the same IP address, unless the IP address of the device changes, which happens often on mobile devices.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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what if that acct that was used from harassing was already deactivated, and the other account that was used in the same mobile is still active, does the IP address of the messages sent to him changes overtime if he keeps chatting to the victim? or is it the same?

because i read that if you put your phone on an airplane mode, its IP address changes.

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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

Facebook would have a record of the IP address that was used to send any particular message.

Basically, the IP address is near useless without additional court orders to the Internet Service Provider that owns that IP address forcing them to turn over information about who the customer that was using the IP address at that particular moment.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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But is it possible that they hardly find the ip address of that particular msg if that active acct keeps sending him messages if hes using a mobile device? because you have mentioned that mobile devices change its ip address. just like my phone,it has no ip address registered when using internet on a mobile data.
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Facebook has a record of the IP address used for any particular message.

If you are on the internet, you have an IP address, and your provider has a record of what your IP address was at any given time.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hi, I have read all the messages, and I do understand, but here is my problem. I am being bullied and harassed on Facebook because someone created a page to contact an abusive husband and let him have it. This person deleted their account, but he thinks it me. Is there any way I can trace the IP address from a deleted account? He has sent me copies of the inbox messages. Thank you very much
Anonymous (not verified)
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NO Not without a court order or law enforcement request to Facebook.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
How did they get my IP address on Facebook?
My friend said that some fake facebook sent nasty messages to his wife. He said his cousin is a "hacker" and said that the fake facebook and my facebook have the same IP address. So because of that my friend is saying immm the one who made that fake facebook when IT WAS NOTTT ME. How can someone get my IP address to make this fake facebook? Is that even possible??
Leonard Skinard (not verified)
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He is lying. Tell him that your good friend Leonard is also a hacker and says he is FOS .. Tell him to let you know what method he used and you will run it by me here to see if it's true. I bet he will back down, because somebody is lying.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I have read a lot of the questions of people wanting to find the ip address and the answers expressing the difficulty in doing so. I, however, have a different question relating to this topic

I know a cop who has been cheating on his wife. I want to message her and tell her about his infidelity. Now, I know that the only practical way to get the ip address of someone is being in law enforcement and through a court order. I know that a cop has to have a good reason to get a court order. But if he has a friend who is a judge or knows someone working in the police department that is really good with computers could he get my ip address? How much easier is it for a cop to get an ip address than a regular citizen, if there was nothing illegal happening? Thanks.

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The IP address is nearly worthless alone..
He would have to get the IP address, then figure out what company owns the IP address, then get the customer information from the company.

Most companies require either a court order or a "law enforcement request", so for a dirty cop with some dirty friends, this could be pretty easy.

However, it's not difficult (IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING) to go somewhere like a public library, sign-in to a free web-proxy, create a fake/throwaway email account, and send a message to someone, making it very difficult if not impossible to track down your identity. The key words are "if you understand what you are doing" .. these things are not difficult, but neither is swallowing swords.. if you dont know/understand what you are doing things can get ugly.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thank you. That's what I originally was thinking about doing, going to a library, but I guess I'm getting impatient.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Can someone trace a FaceBook message on a mobile device if it's from a wifi?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i think my boyfriend is texting on his phone to another women
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I have been using my iphone on Facebook to talk to a person on chat. She says she get get my IP address to find out who I am, because it is a mobile device rather than a computer is this true?
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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

It is possible if they find some way to activate and pull information from Location Services, which is nearly impossible. You can make it impossible by turning off Facebook in Privacy - Location Services.

I think they're just lying to you to scare you, nothing to worry about.


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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

as far as i know, it's not possible to get the IP address because you are on a mobile device.. But, let's pretend that she could get your IP address.. Knowing your IP address does not allow anyone to find out who you are without a court order to the internet service provider.

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