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By angie4christ ·
How can you find out who belongs to an IP address? I have received a notice from eBay saying someone has been trying to access my account from a foriegn IP address. I have the address, I would like to find out who it belongs to.

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by darts32 In reply to IP Address

You can do a tracert to find which ISP the IP belongs to. You can than file a complaint with the ISP.

They will not give out the person's name unless there is a court order.

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Hello Angie...

You need to do a "reverse IP lookup":

Reverse DNS Lookup



Even if you find out who it is, there is little that you can do about it. After all, they are offshore. So, I suggest you ensure your PayPal account has a secure password and change it from time to time. This is where your efforts should focus.

Choose a good password:
- Don't choose a word from the dictionary.
- Include upper and lower case.
- Include at least one number or special character.
- Don't use a password that you have used on any other website.

Ensure your PC does not get infected by spyware that could expose your password (key loggers, etc).

Be safe...

-----Steve Jackson

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