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Want to track the real ip of a***@******.*** ip address

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want to track the real ip of a***@******.*** ip address 68.54.190.152 which can be traced to Microsoft static ip in Redmond, Washington but I know this can't be his real IP. also uses email address***@******.*** what to find these scammers
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Chris L. replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** certified computer professional with over 10 years experience. I will be happy to help you. What kind of information are you actually wanting to find and why? You mentioned that they were scammers so it may help if you tell me more about the situation so I can best advise you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Chris L. replied 2 years ago.
I am unable to do a phone call at this time, if you need a phone call for this let me know and I will opt out and see if someone can give a call. Otherwise I am happy to help via chat.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
we gave them money we conversed via email and text. This is a group of scammers definitely some of them are Nigerian.
I have header info from email but I am sure there is another server behind the Microsoft server. If you want the header info I can send it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it is a header file copied into a .docs - you must not understand the level of technical detail......
I just had a go round with another person this morning with the same issues.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Delivered-To:***@******.***
Received: by 10.112.15.104 with SMTP id w8csp3247248lbc;
Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by 10.194.192.98 with SMTP id hf2mr62275260wjc.23.1433340762713;
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path:
Received: from BAY004-OMC3S14.hotmail.com (bay004-omc3s14.hotmail.com. [65.54.190.152])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id w5si1444478wjz.146.2015.06.03.07.12.42
for
(version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of***@******.*** designates 65.54.190.152 as permitted sender) client-ip=65.54.190.152;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=pass (google.com: domain of***@******.*** designates 65.54.190.152 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=*****@******.***;
dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=outlook.com
Received: from BAY181-W21 ([65.54.190.189]) by BAY004-OMC3S14.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.22751);
Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:12:09 -0700
X-TMN: [pxmUJt2KlIs8IJbI7rNuHOIev/fNkBIe]
X-Originating-Email: [*****@******.***]
Message-ID:
Return-Path:***@******.***
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="_0ced9fdc-8920-4a02-809e-d7e08855d129_"
From: wilson ben
To: "*****@******.***"
Subject: DRIVER BANK INFO TO DEPOSIT THE FUNDS TOO
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 14:12:09 +0000
Importance: Normal
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 03 Jun 2015 14:12:09.0442 (UTC) FILETIME=[4772F420:01D09E07]--_0ced9fdc-8920-4a02-809e-d7e08855d129_
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printableBANK BOANAME : Ramona McNameeACCT: 291015725176 =--_0ced9fdc-8920-4a02-809e-d7e08855d129_
Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable<!--
.hmmessage P
{
margin:0px=3B
padding:0px
}
body.hmmessage
{
font-size: 12pt=3B
font-family:Calibri
}
-->
BANK BOANAME : R=
amona McNameeACCT: 291015725176
=--_0ced9fdc-8920-4a02-809e-d7e08855d129_--
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Not starredCollapse allExpand allPrint allIn new windowFUNDS RECEIVED - Need Scheduling of Kids for Training
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xJohn TodaroMay 29to w.ben45, onsm777, bcc: j.mccarty, bcc: KarenPlease lets us know when you want to train.Mail Delivery SubsystemMay 29to meDelivery to the following recipient failed permanently:***@******.***Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain outlook.com by mx1.hotmail.com. [65.54.188.110].The error that the other server returned was:
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable----- Original message -----DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
d=gmail.com; s=20120113;
h=mime-version:date:message-id:subject:from:to:content-type;
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Fri, 29 May 2015 06:56:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by 10.112.22.2 with HTTP; Fri, 29 May 2015 06:56:38 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 09:56:38 -0400
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Subject: FUNDS RECEIVED - Need Scheduling of Kids for T
Expert:  Chris L. replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** a look at the document. Before I continue I am going to tell you what you probably already know. You can usually never get a senders actual home IP address from an email header. At best you will get the IP for the email server it was sent from. Also I should mention IP addresses are not like home addresses. In the best case scenario you can get an approximate location on the person from their IP, like their city or country. Also I should mention that is someone is scamming you or scammed you I am sure they are wise to the many easy way to make your IP look like it is coming from elsewhere. Even the most inexperienced scammers would know how to do this. Now, if a crime has been committed, like someone is blackmailing you or has stolen money from you, you need to report it to the proper authorities which you can do here:http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx The authorities can in some cases get further with an IP address than you as an individual or I as a tech can because they can legally get a court order for logs from the originating server. It really depends on the crime and how far you are willing to take it. Gmail for example completely masks the original senders IP. Also you can find out no real information from an email address. Email addresses are free and do not require the person who creates the email address to provide any information that is legitimate like a billing address. It would be different if the email service was taking credit cards then they would have some real information on file. For example I can go create a gmail address right now under the name Santa Clause, do you see what I mean? If you have been scammed do not waste your time trying to trace IP addresses, it will get you nowhere and at best it would get you a approximate location which would likely be fake anyway. The only think you can do is report it through the link I gave you. If you wanted you could also simply search google for the email address that scammed you and see if anything turns up, see if they did this to anyone else. That may lead you closer. The bot***** *****ne is this, it is very easy to remain anonymous on the internet, very easy and many of cyber crimes happen and the criminals are never caught, it is sad but very true. In my professional opinion I suggest you do not spend your time looking at mail headers but instead report it to the authorities and/or see if you can make any other connections based off searching around for the scammers email and find out if they are scamming anyone else, that is usually how these people are caught. If they are not smart they may give away too much info about themselves and you can find them. Trust me, report it through the website I gave you or to your local authorities, you are not going to locate them based of email addresses and IP's , that is not how it works. Please do me a favor and take a moment to rate my service by clicking the stars above, 3 or more is very appreciated and is how I receive credit for my time and expertise, we can still chat after rating if you need more help.