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Bank Transfer Fraud - Trace Static IP


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Sve452

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Hi all,

 

I'm new to the forum and am look for some tech savvy individuals who might be able to help me or advise me on my questions.

 

Unfortunately I have been victim to bank transfer fraud and feel very angry at myself for letting my guard down. I have reported and passed on all details to Action Fraud.

 

The person who has committed the bank fraud has been emailing taunting messages via 2 email accounts since the fraud was carried out. Both with different IP addresses. Knowing what the police and banks are like I know I have almost zero chance of achieving a positive result.

 

Therefore, I was wondering if there was any way to trace a static IP address? I have obtained the headers of the emails and the email sent via the second email address comes back to a location in Wembley, apparently it is a static IP address and takes me to a street and location, but how accurate is this?

 

Any advice appreciated greatly.

 

Thank

Sve


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Welcome  to Geeks to Go Sve452!

 

Try tracing your own IP address, you will probably find out that it will not give you the exact location where you live. You will however be able to find out the Internet Service Provider who is giving that IP out, and they would have information about who is using it. However, they will only give that kind of information to legal authorities.

 

Another thing to keep in mind is that they probably did not use their own IP addresses. It is highly likely that the emails are being sent from an infected machine and whoever uses those IP addresses have no idea about this.


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Hi Trevorever,

 

Yes, the more research I do just confirms my initial thoughts about tracing this IP.

 

I've learnt a lesson :/

 

Im hoping the bank would do something considering they know the payees details, but then again that was probably fraudulently opened as well. Seems like the perfect crime, sickening that they get away with it so easily.

 

Thanks for the response.


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