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Who Sent Me Message on Sarahah? Reveal Sarahah Sender’s Identity

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Sarahah is fast becoming one of the most popular apps all over the world thanks to social networking. For those that don’t yet know what Sarahah is, it is an application that lets you send messages to someone anonymously, without even having to register on the app.

Created with the intent of self-development by way of receiving honest anonymous feedback from people, especially from employees to employers, Sarahah is trending both on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, for all the right and wrong reasons.

When you’re provided with a platform to say anything — good or bad — to someone and that someone’s never going to find out who you are, well, you’re going to have a field day.

Sarahah Hack Alert: This website claims it has discovered a way to access Sarahah user’s database and match users’ messages with their IP to reveal their usernames: Sarahah Bot – use at your own discretion.

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Screenshot of Sarahah Bot — website claiming it can hack into Sarahah and reveal identity of sender based on IP address.

This is how anyone could use the Sarahah app, I’m sure many of you would too:


To the high school bully: The earth rotates; one day, your turn will come to be the loser. Good luck then. Karma bites.

To the crush who friend-zoned me: You’re beautiful. But you’re the most selfish b*tch I’ve ever met. You only think of yourself. I pray that a truck runs over you.

To the friend who belittles you: I had your mother for a night. And she wasn’t even that good in bed. No wonder you turn out the way you are.

To a girl you might have a chance with, who has a sh*tty boyfriend: You deserve better. Your boyfriend is cheating on you with Patrice.

The possibilities are endless. While the message box on Sarahah reads ‘Leave a constructive message :)’, there’s a good chance you would end up writing a hurtful message if you’re not particularly fond of the person. And the smiley :) at the end of the sentence, I believe, is meant for sarcasm.

Come to think of it, if you’re given a platform to say anything to someone anonymously, you’re more likely to end up writing negative thoughts about the person. Because whatever good thoughts you have about someone, you could always tell him/her in person, and they would be pleased.

Sure, there are some things, good things, that you can’t directly tell a person. And Sarahah is the perfect platform for such situations. Case in point, the crush who friend-zoned you; you could tell her how you truly feel. When the suspicions subside and the cloud eventually settles, there’s a good chance you might finally break the friend-zone. Otherwise, you could deny everything.

Think of your favorite celebrity. Say, he’s on Sarahah and he has openly shared his profile link on Instagram and Facebook for the whole world to be able to send anonymous messages. You, as a fan, are likely to end up writing a positive feedback. Or you might not. Because you could always comment a positive feedback openly on his FB and Instagram posts, and you don’t need to hide your identity for that. It is more likely that this celebrity will receive hate messages, given that the sender is anonymous.

While I may think that Kanye West is the biggest douchebag in the entire universe, I’m never going to post how I feel about him as a comment on his Facebook or Instagram post. But if he’s on Sarahah, there’s a good chance I will end up posting a most racist and hurtful message.

The term Sarahah stands for ‘honesty’ in Arabic. Honesty, however, can now be loosely defined as having the guts to express negative opinions about someone. If you tell a girl to her face that she is beautiful, it’s not honesty. It’s flattery. If you tell a girl to her face she is fat and needs to lose weight, that’s honesty. It’s the new definition.

So, if you’re using Sarahah — the honesty app — there’s a good chance you would end up receiving a larger number of negative messages than positive.

It’s the hard truth. And I am being honest. 😉

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How to find out what your friends really think of you

There is a sneaky tactic you could use to find out what your friends really think of you while still knowing who they are on Sarahah.

This is not a method to find out the identity of someone who had recently sent you a message. This is a slightly twisted alternative to find out what a particular someone thinks of you.

For this, we’ll create multiple Sarahah profiles, one for each person whose honest feedback we want to know. Instead of posting this link on FB or other public social platforms, we’ll be sending one particular profile link to only one person.

Let’s do this:

Create a new Sarahah account at sarahah.com. Enter a fake email address for registration purposes. Sarahah does not confirm email addresses.

Enter a unique username. If your name is John Collins, try a username that goes like this ‘johncollins11’. So your unique Sarahah profile link would be johncollins11.sarahah.com

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Upload your photo to make the account more credible.

Now, send this profile link to a particular friend, just one friend, over Messenger or Whatsapp with a note that reads, “Hi friends, would love to know what you’ve got to say about me. Message me on Sarahah at johncollins11.sarahah.com”.

This friend will think you’re broadcasting the message (and the link) to all your friends, when, in fact, he/she is the only person receiving the link.

When you have received a message on that particular account, you would know how that friend truly feels about you.

To find out what another friend has to say about you, create another account with a fake email. Enter a different username, like johncollins12.sarahah.com. Send your profile link with the same message as the previous one.

This way, you can find out exactly what all of your closest friends think of you.

You can log in to any of these accounts using your username and password every time. You could use the same password on all of these accounts. You could use a sequence of numbers after your username to make it unique and maintain a good order.

Is it possible to find out the username/name of a person who sends you a nasty message on Sarahah?

Okay, I admit the title of this post is a little misleading. Sarahah is so simple that it is practically impossible to hack into.

Now, if it were to access your contacts, Facebook or Instagram, or connect with other apps, there might be a way to get into it. But the fact that it is so simple and doesn’t connect with other apps makes it further impossible to crack.

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That said, I suppose, in theory, should we be able to hack into the database of Sarahah, there might be a possible angle to determine the identity of someone who has sent us a message.

Keep in mind here that not all of the people who send you messages on Sarahah need necessarily have an account on Sarahah, let alone use the mobile app. So it would be literally impossible to reveal the sender’s username or email.

Heck, I did not have an account when I sent out my first 10 or so messages on Sarahah. I was simply clicking on the profile links friends shared on Facebook and posting messages. Even if someone was able to hack into Sarahah, how is anyone going to find out my username or email address when the database of Sarahah simply does not have those details?

Yes, it would be impossible to find out their username and email address, but there’s a chance at getting ahold of their IP address. While IP addresses do not tell much without your internet service provide’s help, but it’s the best chance at revealing someone’s identity on Sarahah.

If one were able to hack into Sarahah’s database, one could search for one’s username and match the time log with the exact time the nasty message was sent to us. Sarahah displays the date and time of all messages received on your inbox. Or one could even match the message word for word. Looking at the table that contains all this information, it is highly likely that a record of the IP address from which the message was sent would be stored within that table/database.

So if one were able to obtain the IP address of the sender, it would be quite possible to reveal his/her identity.

But to pinpoint a person’s identity and location based on his/her IP address, you would need your Internet Service Provider to provide you with that information. And this isn’t easy unless you have someone on the inside. The only other option is to get a Police Warrant, for which you will have to file a First Information Report (FIR). But involving the Police is a whole different matter.

Don’t take my word for it though. I am not a technical guy. I don’t even know how to use a database.

The big question here, however, is — how are you going to hack into Sarahah’s user database?

Yes. You can find out sender’s identity on Sarahah. Here’s how.

There is actually a way to find out a Sarahah user’s identity. But this will work only for extreme cases.

If the most hurtful message you receive on Sarahah is ‘I hate you, go to hell’, this won’t work.

But if you start to receive threatening messages like: ‘I will kill you’ or ‘I’ve loved you all my life, but you only treated me like dirt; I’m going to make sure that you’ll never see another man. I will f*cking rape you and your mother’, this could work.

Here’s how: go to the Police. I know that’s a no-brainer. But given Sarahah’s complete lack of privacy (or too much of it), it’s the perfect platform for pedophiles and sociopaths to run wild. Any one could leave you a death threat and get away with it.

So your best bet, in this situation, is to go to the Police. The Police, upon registering your case, would be forced to get the IP address or any other information (usernames, emails if available) of the sender from Sarahah. They, in turn, can easily find out the identity of the person using his/her IP address.

Sarahah Exposed, Sarahah Spyer websites — do they work?

No.

There’s no way in hell these websites can reveal a Sarahah user’s identity. These websites are built to make quick profit using what is known as Cost per Aquisition (CPA), also known as Cost per Action, an online advertising model in which the website owner makes a few cents every time someone fills-up a survey, install an app or register for an offer.

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These websites will feature fake comments both in their websites, promotional videos and forum or social posts.

What they actually do is that, after you have entered your username or any other details, they will display a slow loading progress bar (made using Javascript). Once the progress bar finishes loading, you will be asked to click on a link to complete the hack. Clicking on this link will trigger a pop-up window called content locker that displays CPA offers. You will be unable to proceed further unless you complete the requisite offers. When you have complete an offer (installing an app, registering for a site, etc.), the website owner would have made money, and you will simply be told that the server is busy or something.

This is a sneaky technique used by blackhat marketers to make money off unsuspecting newbies. They prey on our urgent need for the service, so one can’t really put the blame on them. While Sarahah’s website clearly states that all communication on the app is completely anonymous and there’s no way of revealing a sender’s identity, the fact that we choose to think otherwise and fall for these spammy sites put us in the blame. If you still fall for these shady internet marketing baits, can you really blame them for creating such sites?

Here’s another site that claims it can hack into Sarahah database using a bot for each user query to reveal the username, email and IP address of the sender: Sarahah Bot

Well, there you have it folks, the surest way of finding out a sender’s identity on Sarahah is by going to the Police.

Would you like to link your Sarahah account with Snapchat, here’s a video tutorial:

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