For a public channel the chat_id is equal to the last part of its URL: in telegram.me/My Channel, the chat_id is "My Channel".

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In our particular cause they made it seem as if the girl was from Providence using this trick (see evidence below).

This deceives countless people into believing they are actually being contacted by a real girl located in their town.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

I just noticed doing some test that for private chat chat_id and from_is the same. This seems like the only way you are able to retrieve the chat ID.

You can install the Perl API from https://github.com/Robertof/perl-www-telegram-botapi.

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For this reason I'm looking for the chat_id of a private channel. I'm perplex voting your answer here because is more an hacking :-).

BTW, my general question is: What the need of a Private Channel?

You have to remember the group ID when you receive the message and store it in cache or something similar.