Published by Christine Zafra on 08 Nov 2009
Face-to-face transactions over the internet may be limited only with the webcam (that is, if you consider this as face-to-face). Some believe that there is really no way a person can trace his/her online friend’s location, so it may seem to be easy (but not necessarily true) for fraudsters to lie about their real location (useful for anti internet scam too!).
Say goodbye to internet frauds since IP addresses are traceable. An IP address is a unique address, normally composed of four sets of numbers separated by three dots (i.e. 127.0.0.1). It works just like a house address since no IP addresses are alike.
Although IP addresses too change every time a person goes offline (through disabling the internet connection or turning off the router for LAN and WiFi etc.) and going online again, there will never be a time that your IP address will be exactly the same as another’s.
How to easily obtain the person’s real location through their IP address:
1. Go to http://www.ip-adress.com/ipaddresstolocation.
2. There is a tiny box (beside the “Lookup this IP or website” button) and type in the person’s IP address.
3. Click the said button and viola! The country origin of the said IP address is revealed.
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