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#1 jeff89

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 05:55 AM

A friend of mine has been asked by her friend for help in remedying an online harassment incident and now I volunteered to make inquiries . The situation is unusual so I will take care in explaining it.

The complainant has found a face book site which has her pictures populating it but is under a different name. By the type of pictures she believes they are from a man she had seen casually on a few cafe dates 3 years ago. It turns out he never gave his real name or any other pertinent info.

The site doesn't degrade with sexual content but it is very odd and disturbing by its fictitiousness and unknown purpose.

She is concerned as to what her social circle might think when they see her under an alias she never made.

She tried to report it to facebook support but for some unknown reason it wasn't accepted. She would like to know if it is possible to find his ip address and therefore find his identity?

So far the info we are getting is preventative but nothing in the way of resolving the issue.

There isn't very much online about the subject except for web surfer's complaints and facebook seems to be unreachable.

Would anyone have a suggestion?    

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:21 AM

One way to get IP address and identify the person. The person sends an email to complainant. The IP address would be viewable in the Email header.

Then the complainant would need a court order to force the person's ISP to give the person's name and address.

 

What is a 'cafe date'? Elaborate on The site doesn't degrade with sexual content...what the heck does that mean/ imply??

 

Has the complainant asked the person directly to remove the pictures?

 

Are the pictures being used to promote a product? Is the Facbook page with the pics a business or private page?


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

To add some more. 

 

If you'd like to request a copy of data that was posted to an account that was meant to impersonate you, you should first contact a lawyer or your local law enforcement agency and discuss this issue with them.

 

 

How do I request information about an impostor timeline?

 

How do I report a fake account that’s pretending to be one of my friends?

 

http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Fake-Facebook-Profiles-and-Pages-the-Tools-of-Scammers-Bullies-and-Thieves.html/



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

You write "her pictures", but from your description it seems to be "pictures of her". Did she take the pictures or did the man take the pictures?


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:03 PM

i believe the pics were taken by her date.

A she just went out to a public place to chat and that why she never really got to know him.

The lack of sexual content means she is fortunate. Thats all.

No products can be seen. She can't understand what the sites purpose is.

She don't want to contact him until she can find out who he is.

Thank you for your insight and we will follow this up



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

Sounds a little strange to me, either she just needs to ignore it or call the cops mate.

If he took the pictures then i believe she cannot do anythuign but make a request to have them removed.



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:38 AM

If it's not her pictures she can't use copyright as a means to get the pictures taken down.

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