How can I help with this please?
Hi. No, this is a public site and your posts are visible but you are anonymous.
I can phone but do you want to tell me the issue so that we know whether I can help or not.
Do I have the right number? It seems to be a foreign number ?
I'm trying now.
It doesn't seem to be connecting. It might be that I'm in the UK.
I can deal with this online if that would help?
You mean you used another person's identity?
A real person?
It is not connecting. Probably because you are abroad. I have tried twice.
In what specific way did you spoil their reputation?
How many messages roughly?
No, we have to have contact online. YOu are anonymous.
You can always paraphrase what you have said?
It depends what you have said really.
However, they are not going to consider this the crime of the century.
Almost certainly they can only trace you by IP address. They can do that but it is quite time consuming and they don't do it for every offence.
If this is a large amount of contact then possibly they would.
They would for things like offensive comments on a memorial site for instance.
Or for serious crime.
This isn't grave crime but it could be serious if there is a huge volume of contact.
Even if they do track you down though, it is only a S2 harassment. There are some aggravating features but it doesn't change the nature of the offence.
Well, that is high end.
Not calling his sister a gold digger but the corporate issues.
No, he is entitled to do that if he wishes.
In truth, he could force Facebook to identify the IP address.
Whether or not that would link is another matter.
Even incognitos can be traced but that gets extremely labour intensive. That is not likely.
Facebook won't be able to trace an incognito IP but the police can. They do not usually.
To bring any prosecution they will need to prove the identity of the poster.
Oh no, it depends how much manpower they have.
For very trivial offences they will waste fortunes sometimes.
But not always and not often.
No, it is only the IP but obviously if it was at home then that is fairly strong evidence that it was you.
It is very unlikely they would pursue this cross border.
What they will probably do is close the Facebook page down.
The police won't.
The person concerned could I suppose. They have to identify you first though.
They could check your computer but they obviously need IP to trace that.
No, your IP address.
It is your internet provider.
Oh it will. You will have a unique IP. Everybody does.
It depends. It is quite time consuming but there are so many variables it isn't possible to say.
As I have said really, it depends on the IP address. An internet cafe is used by a many. A home address is not.
No, they just need the cooperation of the local forces which they can get but will do not seek.
All the best.