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IP address problem when registering #259517
02/27/17 10:31 AM
02/27/17 10:31 AM
Morgan  Offline
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 604
Feel free to move this if needed.

I have had lots of non serious registrations and scammers etc you now what I mean.
In order to clear the problem I monitor practically each registrations.

This one I'm not sure of. In the past lots of scammer didn't hide their IP addresses and then the they started to fake so it looks like US ip addresses.

This one may be legit but I'm not sure

the guy says he's fron Northern Alabama but Ipaddress says Denver CO and I asked him where he is and he replied he lives in N Alamaba so I asked where he is now so right now I am now awaiting his answer.
Sometimes they reply with info that helps me a bit more so I can more direct clear or delete the person.

My question really is if someone sez he's in Alabama could the IP address show Colorado? its a distance in Between so I need to now this better.

Well the guy answered he is at work and the VPN might reflect Denver CO so I think i'm good.. or.. smile

Please advice

Last edited by Morgan; 02/27/17 10:36 AM.

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Re: IP address problem when registering [Re: Morgan] #259526
02/27/17 12:46 PM
02/27/17 12:46 PM
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ip addresses are not locations.

When i use Tmobile IPv4, i am presented as being in Washington state. But if i switch to IPv6, i am presented as being in the city of Los Angeles. In truth, i am in neither location. Also, my office IP address only shows which county I am in, and not what city.

And since my desktop pc does not have a gps built in to it, most big box shopping websites (ex: bestbuy, frys, cvs) put me in a total wrong "local store." all based off my IP address

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Re: IP address problem when registering [Re: Morgan] #259530
02/27/17 01:06 PM
02/27/17 01:06 PM
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I'm on Google Fi, on occasion my IP address says I'm in WA when I am in fact in the Portland, OR metro area. You can't always use an IP address to triangulate where a user originates from as some ISP's, even in some locations, just use their allotment of IP Addresses from ICANN and don't specifically use them always for the regions they're listed as (example, I'm commonly told that I'm in a little podunk town out in the sticks, whereas I'm actually pretty close to downtown Portland).

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Re: IP address problem when registering [Re: Morgan] #259535
02/27/17 01:20 PM
02/27/17 01:20 PM
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Interesting info,
this guy looks legit, I may in the past refused a few.
well well nothing to cry over
thanks anyway


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