A Reverse Email Search Can Identify A Facebook Bully

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If you are the target of Facebook bully you may be able to use a reverse email search to identify them. That Facebook stalker can be identified even if they used a fake name to create the page. Also even if they used a fake email address to set up the Facebook page they can still be identified. Every cyber bull can be caught even if they think they are clever and computer savvy. in fact in many cases it's the cyber stalker that believes he is clever and Internet savvy that will trip up and give away his identity.

In order to create a Facebook page you need a working email address. Before the page can go live Facebook verifies the email is working. So at least on the day of creating that email has to be working and active. The stalker has already created a trail back to their front door. Many times even a Facebook stalker will leave that email address visible on there information page of Facebook. If that is the case you can use a reverse email search investigation to locate and identify the owner of that email. Please don't confuse a reverse email investigation with an instant reverse email search that relies on a data base. A reverse email search investigation is a thorough investigation into the location and identity of the actual person behind the email address not just the false information they used when creating the email account.

Now in the case where a Facebook bully has not allowed their email to be visible on the information page you may still be able to trace them. This is a little more involved that a standard email trace investigation but it does have many of the same ingredients. This would involve using a pretext Facebook account to send messages to the cyber bully. Inside the message would be pretexts to get the recipients to reveal their identity through the use of trap lines, spider sites and web bugs. Of course as in any kind of investigation it helps if you have a list of possible suspects.

Before you contact a professional investigator to trace down and identify a Facebook bully you should make sure that the private investigator has experience in computer forensics and email tracing. Then as you prepare to contact the PI you should copy the URL of the Facebook page, try to locate any email addresses on that page and also make a list of possible suspects and the email addresses of the suspects. Remember most private investigators will bill for consultation time so you want to be prepared before you retain their services.

The most important thing to consider when trying to identify a Facebook stalker is that it's very unlikely that the stalker will stop his bullying activity until he is actually identified. Of course you can contact Facebook and have them remove the offending pages but there is nothing to stop the bully from just creating a new account and starting all over again. The trouble will not stop until you have them identified. Then and only then can you document their crimes and bring them to justice. Whether it is civil or criminal court you will need solid proof in a report that has been documented by a professional.


Ed Opperman is president of Opperman investigations. If you need a reverse email search to locate a con man, bail jumper, runaway or parental kidnapper please visit www.emailrevealer.com.

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