Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 4 weeks ago

What is the likelyhood of the police or the FBI being able to track one specific person down?

So I'm curious about this as I don't want specific stuff traced back to me. I've done some really personal stuff online. What is the likelyhood of them being able to track me down successfully ??

9 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Consider the fact that a private person can "track you down", as happened in Capitol Records v. Thomas, when a woman was sued for "online sharing" of pop music. Now take the essentially unlimited resources of a federal police agency and do the math.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    they can trace you.  It is not hard for them.  You are the least important incident right now. They have been able to track down virus writers to the computer and when it was used.

    ..It is basically like reverse number tracing to find out where the phone number came from. They can do that...with your computer IP address.  Personal stuff is not important to them.

  • Technology us good, but not that good. They can trace your computer, but not the person using it. You have to be snitched on to be caught.

  • Shadow
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Unless you committed a serious crime, they probably don't care what you did. 

    Serious being things like fraud, hacking, malware distribution, drug distribution or organisation of such, admitting to murder or planning one, child pornography, espionage and so on. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    find out by hiding and watching.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The FBI can easily track people down if they want to, however with the millions of people on the internet doing stupid things and the FBI's limited resources chances are you didn't do anything severe enough that would cause them to go after you specifically.  

  • Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    if the FBI wants to find someone, it would be quite hard to stop them.

    you would need to be "off the grid", meaning no internet, no house or car tied to your name, and no "known associates" (family or friends) who do either.

    that is a hard act to follow without living on a commune...

  • 4 weeks ago

    It depends on a lot. Things like "What have you done?" "Is this illegal" "How severe is the crime?"  

    What it all comes down to is how much the cops need to find you.  If we're talking murder, or hit and run with a fatality, yeah, they're going to go all out to find you.  If we're talking trash mouthing some people on the internet, then not so much. 

    So, if you want more info, give us more to go on. What  did you do that is so bad you think the Police or the FBI is going to come looking for you?

  • 4 weeks ago

    it might be pretty good since youre telling everyone about it to be honest

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