Hater is hating. Can I pay to find his IP?

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We've had a private page hating on one of our pages for almost a year now.

He posts false and misleading info about us, hateful crap, etc. We've ignored it for a while, but it's getting super annoying. We've even started reporting some of his posts to IG, completing copyright infringement reports, etc. and IG has been taking his stuff down, but he continues reposting it.

I think that the guy is probably local. It's just a hunch.

Is there a way to find out the guy's IP and back trace things back to him?

Anyone know of anyone here that can provide that kind of "forensic" service (for a fee of course)?

This guy is super obsessed with us!
 

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If he is actually infringing on your copyright maybe there is something a lawyer can do? But that costs money. Do you know the guy's name? Like is it a real profile? If you know his name not sure why you need an IP address?
 

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no for a basic start to obtain his IP you'd have to hack the site in question. then like most using a dynamic ip you'd have to hack into the ISP and see which IP was assigned and when. this is like a basic example of what would need to be achieved
 

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If he is actually infringing on your copyright maybe there is something a lawyer can do? But that costs money. Do you know the guy's name? Like is it a real profile? If you know his name not sure why you need an IP address?

Yes, among other things. He's just spreading hate. In fact, he just got our page taken down, which make on sense! Just had to complete an appeal process through the phone, upload a company utility bill, then reply to a Facebook email attaching a picture holding a stupid piece of paper with a numeric code, my name and the page username.

This was after this fucker's post was taken down by Instagram after we reported it for infringement, he reposted it and we reported it again.

The image attached shows a story that the moron posted on his page celebrating that he had taken our page down.

It's insane that Facebook will take down a legitimate business page this easy. Real dystopian shit!

is it a facebook page?

No, it's an Instagram page.
 

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One way to find his IP is to clickbait him to a page and find his IP through traffic stats.

Other than that, lawyer up and have the lawyer request IP to Instagram. Not sure if IG does give out IPs. In a similar case, Google gave IP of a person who was posting false reviews on a GMB listing.
 

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If you know his name or even if you don't if there is this level of harassment/fraud you can just go to the police or go see a lawyer and have IG and FB subpoenaed and sue him. When you put his family's home at risk he will crumble. You need to be able to afford a lawyer for that though in the case the police won't take action. In many countries there is a threshold where it becomes harassment over a carriage service and is a federal offence.

If you know his name you can also get a private investigator to find his location (they have access to databases etc).
 

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If you know his name or even if you don't if there is this level of harassment/fraud you can just go to the police or go see a lawyer and have IG and FB subpoenaed and sue him. When you put his family's home at risk he will crumble. You need to be able to afford a lawyer for that though in the case the police won't take action. In many countries there is a threshold where it becomes harassment over a carriage service and is a federal offence.

If you know his name you can also get a private investigator to find his location (they have access to databases etc).

No, I don't know his name. It's a private page under a made up brand name. Pretty messed up that after we reported one of his posts today via IG's copyright infringement form and IG took down the post acknowledging infringement, then he reposted it again, we reported it again, and he finally reported our page and IG takes us down (see my comment to someone else above and the attachment). That is insane.
 

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No, I don't know his name. It's a private page under a made up brand name. Pretty messed up that after we reported one of his posts today via IG's copyright infringement form and IG took down the post acknowledging infringement, then he reposted it again, we reported it again, and he finally reported our page and IG takes us down (see my comment to someone else above and the attachment). That is insane.

Well you might have to go see a lawyer and see what can be done then. You won't find someone here who can get his IP. If you can get his IP it would likely be through social hacking more than technical ability (and if he uses a VPN well it's probably all over unless you can get him to download something). That's probably more difficult than getting a lawyer given that even once you have his IP you need to do something with it.
 

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Well you might have to go see a lawyer and see what can be done then. You won't find someone here who can get his IP. If you can get his IP it would likely be through social hacking more than technical ability (and if he uses a VPN well it's probably all over unless you can get him to download something). That's probably more difficult than getting a lawyer given that even once you have his IP you need to do something with it.

I think you may be right. Gotta find a lawyer that specializes in these kinds of things because I don't think this guy is gonna stop.
 

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send him a message with https://grabify.link/ through dm make it sound important as soon as he clicks it you will get almost all of his information you can also mask it with bitly.hope that helps i know how annoying people like this can be.
 

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send him a message with https://grabify.link/ through dm make it sound important as soon as he clicks it you will get almost all of his information you can also mask it with bitly.hope that helps i know how annoying people like this can be.

Interesting. But I don't understand how the person that sent him that link will receive his IP. How?
 

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If you go the lawyer route make sure to document everything (dates, times, actions, statements). Make sure you push Instagram to do as much as possible to stop it first. A lawyer may be able to help you if you show them a consistent pattern of harassment and a lack of solution from Instagram.
 

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Interesting. But I don't understand how the person that sent him that link will receive his IP. How?
there is a video tutorial on there website that explains everything and its totally free

If you go the lawyer route make sure to document everything (dates, times, actions, statements). Make sure you push Instagram to do as much as possible to stop it first. A lawyer may be able to help you if you show them a consistent pattern of harassment and a lack of solution from Instagram.
that would be a good route i think that will be very expensive compared to taking matters into hand unless the scale of the damage cause is high.
 
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while that mi

that would be a good route i think that will be very expensive compared to taking matters into hand unless the scale of the damage cause is high.

I will give that a try tomorrow, even though if we get the IP we'll probably still have to get an attorney involved.

Regarding the damage, it could be high because they already got our IG page taken down, as I explained to another member above. Even though we submitted an appeal right away and sent IG/FB everything they asked for, I'm not sure how quickly our page will be restored. Most of our leads/sales comes from Instagram, so every day the page is down is a big blow.
 

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Facebook restored our Instagram page around 6 hours after our appeal. Thank God. Now it's time to hunt this guy down!
 
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