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How To Trace A Fake Gmail Account

Key Points:

» Check the email address and domain format to trace a fake Gmail account.
» You can check if his name and username match or not and try to log in with the username to check if it is valid.
» You can find an IP address from the mail, and police can legally trace a Gmail account.

How to Trace a Fake Gmail Account:

You have to try the following methods below:

1. Email Comes From Where

To trace a fake Gmail account, you can check the format of the email address. An email address should have a format like [email protected] or business Gmail and have their domain name and the .org extension on their email address.

Real Email Seems to be Coming from @gmail.com

If you find any account that does not follow this format, you can conclude that it is not a real email address. Many users could use real email IDs, but their account is fake; in that case, you have to do more analysis.

2. Fake Emails Sent From Unknown Domain

Usually, fake emails are sent from unknown domains, meaning if the domain or company’s name is unknown in any email address or after searching for the company on Google, you don’t get any results. You can say it is a fake email address. 

Fake Emails Sent From Unknown Domain

3. His Name Vs. Username in Email Don’t Match

You can check one more thing to check if any user is using a real Gmail account or a fake Gmail account, and that is their real name and their username.

In most cases, real users use their real name in their account username. Those who do not use their real name in their username basically want to hide their identity, so you can say they are using a fake Gmail account.

4. Try Checking on the Sign Up Pages

Try to log in with the username that you want to check, and if it is showing that it is invalid, then you can determine that it is an invalid email address.

Try Checking on the Sign Up Pages

To check it, go to the http://accounts.google.com/SignUp page, open the Sign-Up option, and in the username section, type the username that you got. If it shows that the email address is invalid, you can say it is not a real email address. 

Can you track a Gmail account?

Step 1: Open your browser, and go to the IP Logger web page, or you can also use this https://iplogger.org/ link to go to the page.

iplogger

Step 2: Copy any URL, paste it on the box, and tap the ‘Create a shortlink’, and they will give you a shortened URL with a tracking code that you need further to track the person, so save this.

copy-link-iplogger

Step 3: Send the link to the person via Gmail, and you must ensure that he clicks on the link, so create an attractive link like a meme, news, or short video link.

Click on send button

Step 4: When he clicks on the link, go back to the IP Logger page from where you created the link, enter the tracking code you got earlier, and tap the ‘It’s a tracking code’ option.

Copy-on-access-link

Step 5: After that, the person’s location will be recorded, and you will get other information about the person. 

location-details

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to Get an IP Address from an Email?

Open Gmail on your browser (PC or laptop), open the message, and click on the Three dots from the top right. Click Show original option, and on the new page, you will get the IP address in the SPF section. 

2. Can the Police Trace an Email Address?

Yes, only police can track an email address legally using the law; otherwise, no normal citizen can legally track an email address. Using law enforcement and passing court orders, policing officials can easily track any email address; you can increase the privacy of your account to save it from normal citizens, but police can track it.

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