What is an IP address ?

An IP ("Internet Protocol") is a unique address that identifies each computer connected to the Internet and allows communication between different machines.

There are IP version 4 (old standard, for example: 78.87.433.12) and version 6 (new standard, for example: 2001:0db8:0000:85a3:0000:0000:ac1f:8001). IPv6 addresses have been launched because of the saturation of IPv4 addresses.

Why this location service IP address ?

On Internet, any persono can provide false identification information, which is sometimes problematic especially for trade. By exemmple, scammers exploit the system on classifieds online for providing false details and extort money from their vicitimes.

With geolocation of an IP address, you can find if one of the people with whom you are in contact not lied about his localiation. If a seller tells you he lives in Washington, D.C., USA, and you discover that he write with an Internet connection in Abuja, Nigeria : stay quick away from this person...

But be careful, some scammers hijack computers in the target countries to be used as a relay and hide their real IP address. Relay servers (proxy) are anonymous on the Internet. Therefore, our location service IP address can help you, but you should always remain cautious and focus on real meeting with the seller or buyer.