Does anyone know of a (legal) way to get the real name of the owner of a Gmail account?
I have an issue where someone is being nefarious (and the cops will be involved at some point)
but all I have is a GMAIL account… I would love to know the account name, and when the account was created if possible

I am not familiar with USA Law, but I would guess by a court order. What that would get you I don’t know - maybe just a country and cellphone number, or an IP address, and you would need further court orders to track those. Over here it is simple to get a phone with a dodgy sim, in spite of a vast legal framework supposed to prevent that and track identities.


If you get the authorities involved they can request Google turns over the account information, but it’s not like Google does identity checks on gmail accounts.