Gmail email user pretending to be a Lawyer – needs to be traced.

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compcowboy asked 3 years ago

I`m an IT professional and a very close friend of mine has been setup by a deadbeat. This guy has a past of setting people up and then settling out of court in short, I'm not at liberty to disclose some information since I signed a non disclosure with my friend’s lawyer, but here is the bottom line.

Back on December 23rd, 2008, my friend got two emails from someone claiming to be a Lawyer by the name of Ron Grindle with a Gmail account no less.🙂  In the email he offered an out of court settlement of $10,000 with a deadline of Christmas day and implying as this joker’s lawyer if he did not settle for this amount he would go for $100.000. Three days later Mr. Grindle sent another email extending the deadline to December 31 st. 2008.

I suggested to my friend to forward these emails to his lawyer and I would meet with his lawyer to discuss. Well it gets better. My friend’s lawyer emails Mr. Grindle and about 4 hours later, gets an email from Mr. Grindle`s client stating he has fired him. LMAO!!! In fact he stated he had very little information on HIS LAWYER including NO PHONE number, since he only correcsponded to him by email. lmao!!!

This guy needs to GO DOWN since there is no Ron Grindle practising law in Canada. Unfortunately, Gmail does not include header information showing the originating address, so I`m unable to track this sucker! I do have the IP of the address he used to reply to my friend’s lawyer using a hotmail account, so now I would like to be able this email came from a local address also.

Can anyone help me out with this and be able to trace these gmails If it means installing a program or using a different email client, we have one shot at replying to this Moron, so whatever it takes, if there is an option, I`d love to hear about it.

Below is the header info from the Gmail with personal information removed.

X-Envelope-To: <[email protected]>
X-SPAMWALL: Passed through antiSPAM test by SpamHalter 4.4.0 on (728)
X-SPAMWALL: probability - 0.0%
Return-path: <[email protected]>
Received: from ( by (Mercury/32 v4.61) with ESMTP ID MG01125F;
23 Dec 2008 18:40:45 -0600
Received: by with SMTP id 31so2798744agc.0
for <[email protected][I]domainremoved[/I].com>; Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:40:16 -0800 (PST)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=gamma;
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;; s=gamma;
Received: by with SMTP id v3mr9954459ybn.61.1230079215759;
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:40:15 -0800 (PST)
Received: by with HTTP; Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:40:15 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:40:15 -0600
From: "Ron Grindle" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Personal Injury Compensation
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Thanks in advance for any input in this matter. 🙂


1 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 3 years ago

I don't think tracking him down is possible with the information you provided.

Local IP is almost worthless... unless you can figure out what his local network is and contact the admin (which is going to be extremely difficult).

The best thing you can hope for is to keep emailing him back and forth and hope he happens to send from an email client or cell phone or something, and maybe you will get some more info that way.

That's all I can think of...

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