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AT&T Mobility IP's

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AT&T Mobility IP's

Post Posted: May 20, 16 23:58

I recently had a case where I sent a subpoena to AT&T for records associated with a mobility IP address. The IP in question was used to create a fake Instagram account on which possible CP was posted. AT&T's response was "the requested wireless IP assignment records are not created or maintained in the normal course of business and AT&T is unable to isolate or identify any individual account or device". I called AT&T's compliance center and the rep I talked to confirmed they did not keep logs of mobile/wireless IP address usage. Has anyone else had this issue?  

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Re: AT&T Mobility IP's

Post Posted: May 23, 16 09:14

I'd say that's accurate. Much leg work here, but get the IP log from Instagram. Maybe one of them links back to the suspects home wi-fi? Maybe Instagram can provide you with an IMEI/MEID linked to the account?

I'm not a cellular technology expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. 


Re: AT&T Mobility IP's

Post Posted: May 25, 16 01:01

Thanks for the response. I got the IP log as well, unfortunately the account was only accessed at the time it was created for a period of a few minutes, and the only IP was the one I mentioned. My only other option is to get the records for the email address (which was likely created shortly before the Instagram account), and hope a different IP was used.  

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