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 Post subject: Easy technical steps to bust any scammer.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:16 pm 

Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 11:34 pm
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In this age of technology, we have some powerful tools to find essential information about any person contacting us through emails.
Scammers in general will contact you by email, and send you some pictures (as their personal or private photos) Now we have the ability to trace down their email, to find their exact locations, and analyze their photos and see if they are fake or genuine ones, in a very easy steps and methods.

Now, make yourself a hot cup of tea, turn on your computer and let the games begin.

First of all, you will meet the scammer in any social network or dating or matrimonial sites, the scammer will contact you through your account (you can’t bust the scammer in this stage)
Then will chat with you, and send you an email (if the scammer didn’t send any email, you should make him do that, without creating any suspicion), when he does that, the scammer is screwed.

first trick (picture A) ,Go to your email, open the inbox (I encourage you to have either MSN or Yahoo account due to their simplicity), right click on the email header, click on view message source(View full headers in Yahoo) ,once it opens look for
(X-Originating-IP) next to it you will find 9 numbers, these numbers are the IP of sender, which we need to trace the location of the sender’s computer.
Now copy them ,then go to

(it’s a free site to locate any IP) or any similar site that provides this service and they are so many…

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Second trick (picture B) will be after knowing the source of the scammer’s emails, and His/her location,
Of course the scammer will send you many photos saying that those are his photos, during vacations, holidays, with family etc, most of scammer will use some pictures they got from the internet,and most of those downloaded pictures are missing some secret data known as Metadata .

JPEG's Secrets - The Metadata
Metadata is intended to help the user to further define the characteristics of a photograph or digital image. In certain cases, metadata information may be of a sensitive nature. This is a small sampling of information that may be embedded in a JPEG file:

• Copyright Information
• Image manipulation software used: (Photoshop, Paintshop, Corel Draw)
• Text comments
• GPS location (Global Positioning Satellite)
• Serial numbers
The Exif data can be extremely extensive. This is a partial list of data that is typically embedded by a digital camera:
• Text descriptions
• Camera make
• Camera model
• Date and Time
• Camera software version
• Exposure mode
• ISO mode

Now, unfortunately we need some software that is used for viewing your digital photos, for example I use
ACDSee Pro, version 8, 2005, it’s not the most recent version, but it works perfectly.

Now, follow these easy and simple steps:
1-Open any photo 2- Right click 3- Click on properties.

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You can read all of hidden information in both File & EXIF tags, these information are available only in genuine photos (photographed, not downloaded ones)
But in most downloaded photos ,all of the fields in both File & EXIF tags will be missing, so just ask the person you are contacting, to send you some photos of his own, and ask him/her to take the photo by any kind of camera, even by a mobile camera will show more than enough information.

By using these simple methods, you would have acquired enough information about any person you are contacting through internet, but even if you didn’t find anything suspicious, don’t ever forget the golden role which is
(NEVER send any money to anyone you met on the internet)

Finally, I hope these simple tips will help you and protect you while you sail in the Cyberspace.

 Post subject: Re: Easy technical steps to bust any scammer.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:30 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:18 am
Posts: 10
Most scammer will use Proxy or similer server to hide their real IP addresses, so that it can not show the real IP, it needs a specially way to get their real IP. Anyone know how to get the scammer's real IP addresses?

 Post subject: Re: Easy technical steps to bust any scammer.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:34 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:33 am
Posts: 123
You can't. Only way is to access the proxy logs.
Most scammers do not use a proxy. Some do.

Excuse me, ma'am. Is your refrigerator running? *gasp* It IS? Well, you better go catch it before it runs away! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!

 Post subject: Re: Easy technical steps to bust any scammer.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:08 pm 

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:07 pm
Posts: 2
scammers are getting clever these days. they are armed with Hide Ip tools, multiple yahoo messengers etc. so it sometimes becomes technical hard to bust a scammer. But red flag is sure: Every Scammer Must Ask for MONEY!. They always do. so no matter how he/she claims to be, no matter how long you have been involved, they will ask for money. so beware


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