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Posted: 11/19/2003 9:12:32 AM EDT
Can any of you find out where a screenname/AOL account is being billed to? (without a warrant)

This is serious. A good friend of mine is getting scammed.

Any help or advice is very greatly appreciated
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:16:38 AM EDT
Not legally unless it is your account.

That is why you always get someones real name before doing business with them.

Your friend got owned.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 9:51:30 AM EDT
Have your friend contact the police and lodge a criminal complaint against the scammer. With the e-mail evidence, the police can get a search warrant for the contact info for that account.

Does your friend realize he's getting scammed, or is he still hooked by him? Either way, set up his e-mail so that the scammer's e-mails are set automatically to the trash or some other holding folder for the police. No sense in your friend continually being assailed by the e-mails.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:03:34 AM EDT
that sucks man
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 10:12:21 AM EDT
Unless you are John Ashcroft, I don't think you can
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