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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Hi can anyone tell me what this means or how I can find out who it is please 138608725.938976 FaceBook user ????? Thanks
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hi. Someone accesed my facebook account and sent messages to friends from mobile... How can i find mobile number location where my Facebook was operated. How can i know the location, lattitude longitude... How can i figure it out and trace the person ....
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How can i know the location, lattitude longitude. How can i figure it out and trace the person.
You can't.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hey, same problem is going through me ... I was chating with my friend in FaceBook and something happens like pup from another device s/he dont know start to type using my account and password. s/he was starting to talk harrass with my friend. Later on i changed the password but i feel guilty because my friend thought i had send them the message.

How can i find my own ip address location where my Facebook was operated. How can i know the ip address, location, lattitude longitude... i have checked in FaceBook but it was from unknown device.... What this means unknow device . How can i figure it out and trace the hacker ....

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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

Short answer: You can't

Longer answer: Facebook used to show the IP address of all logins in your Security Settings page but not anymore (not in my account at least). If you don't see the IP listed in your Facebook Security Settings page then in order to get the IP address you must contact Facebook, and will usually require a court order. But if you have the IP address you will never know the exact location location of the person using that IP address without a court order from the ISP that owns that IP address.
Now Facebook shows only the general location of where the IP is located.
You can find your own ip address by going to a website like www.whatisMyIP.com

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Facebook Messages IP address

Someone sent me a message with a link through Facebook from a fake page that has no info on it. The person seemed to know who I was and I foolishly clicked on the link. After doing so an seeing the what seemed to be random picture I investigated a bit and what I found was a page called fuglekos. Now this page claims that as soon as the person opens this picture up you get a notification on your email with the IP address of the person who opened the link. Like I said before I opened it. Stupid, I know.

I think I know who the person is. It's the only person who would want to know where I'm at and also has threatened me plenty of times before. But I can't prove that being as it came from a fake page. I wanted to see if there was a way to get the IP address from the message they sent through Facebook just to make sure it's that person but reading these comments as made it pretty clear it's not possible.

So, I ask, isn't it illegal for this person to obtain my IP address this way? I mean it's obvious they went through the trouble of setting up an account with a site like that and it is to track someone down. And another question I had is, I read a lot in the comments that Facebook doesn't show direct IP addresses of the users do to privacy concerns, is this true and would It be different because although they sent the message through Facebook I clicked a link? Is it possible that they did get my IP address? I'm afraid that this person will try to find me due to the past threats but don't want to run to the police and make a big deal without obvious proof it's them or without it even being possible that they got the right IP address anyway.

Sorry for the long comment. Any help and detailed answer or otherwise will be greatly appreciated .

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No, it's not illegal to obtain your IP address this way, mainly because knowing your IP address is virtually worthless. In the best case scenario, the most they will be able to do is determine the general area you are located in, based on where the local office for your Internet Service Provider is. So, they might know that you are in the "Los Angeles Area" or, within a few hundred miles of New York City, etc.. If you have a larger ISP like AOL, no matter what, the IP information would lead back to their main office in Virginia. ONLY if your bad-guy gets a court-order or law-enforcement order would the ISP give him any information about you.

As far as "hacking" your computer based on your IP address, as long as you have a router, a modern computer (any computer made after 2003 or so), have all of your Windows/Apple and other software updates applied, you have virtually nothing to worry about.

Dont forget that EVERY website (and it's owners, operators, moderators, and advertisers) you visit knows your IP address (and more!) go to a free website like PrivacyTest.com to find out how much more information a particular website finds out about you when you visit it. - Nobody seems to care about that ...

Alan (not verified)
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C'mon people! Read the other comments first before posting the same stupid question!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I really need to get an ip address from a FaceBook message if possible. I have family over in the Philippines and a cpl of days after the typhoon hit I started receiving messages from one of them on Facebook, but the person claiming to be my family wont contact any of the other family members on FaceBook trying to get ahold of them. I really think someone has stolen his account or something but then only way I can prove it would be to trace the ip address
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What are you going to do with the IP address? how is that going to help?

PS - you cannot get the IP from Facebook without going through the legal channels (see all the other comments on this page)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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If someone sent me harassing messages through Facebook from a mobile device, can it somehow be traced? Location, mobile number, anything?
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Re: Facebook Messages IP address

You can't trace it because even if you get the IP address, you cannot prove it is them. They can plea that someone hacked their account even. Also the police don't do much because it takes A LOT of work to prove someone's identity online, which they don't want to do.

I advise you to report any harassing messages you get from the person and let Facebook block their account. They blocked mine once and I didn't do anything bad.


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Anonymous (not verified)
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Not by you only by Facebook or the police.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Can i find the location of a person using the last received message in Facebook actually that person X is missing and i want to search her before my parents find out.
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Can i find the location of a person using the last received message in Facebook
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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Can anybody tell how to find unknown facebook user IP address who is not in our friendliest but sending abuse language messages and threatening on facebook.
annonymous (not verified)
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Can you tell me how i can get ip address when when chatting in facebook, in netstat shows all conncetd ip adress but how i can get the atrgeted person???? haceeb
I see stupid people (not verified)
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You have to lookup the ownership of every IP you have a connection to, and figure it out by processes of elimination. You will probably find that you are connected to the Facebook Chat Server, not the person's computer.
annonymous (not verified)
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but how i can eliminate process and how i can reach owner of ip's server? Haceeb
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you can look up the owner of most IP's by using an online WHOIS search, like whois.domaintools.com

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 That will just get you the IP to one of Facebook's servers. Facebook does not direct connect chat users anymore because of privacy.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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a person who knew my yahoo id and my IP address somehow mailed himself using my id and my IP address. And then blamed me that i mailed him. But i didnt.. How is that possible?? Please tell me
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it's easy to fake an email "from" address.
How do you know that it shows' it's from your IP address?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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sir that mail sender Id was mine surely because my parents have seen that mail. It shows my id. According to that trouble maker guy that IP address is also mine and he is quite confident that if you have doubt you can check the IP address.. Thats why i want to know is it possible to fake an IP address aswell or that guy is lying??
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How do you, or your parents know that he didn't simply change it to show your IP address?
And, "according to the guy" ?

I could verify easily modify an email and print it, forward it, or show it to someone, to read whatever IP address I wanted.. I could also say anything.

So, yes, unless you have verified information, then he could very easily be lying.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Facebook Messages IP address
if someone knows my IP address , can he hack my computer and facebook account?? Or can he read my facebook messages with the help of my IP address?? Please tell me.
I See Stupid People (not verified)
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No
Anonn (not verified)
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Please help me how to find ip fo facebook user, i have bet with my friend to do this please please please
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I can tell you. Keith Chegin.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Can you tell me how to find the IP address and then find the location of the user. Please email me ASAP.

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