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What is an IP Address?
An IP Address, also known as "Internet Protocol", is a unique identifier assigned to a user browsing the internet through their Internet Service Provider (ISP). It can be difficult for users to switch an assigned IP address from their ISP which is why users often use proxies to mask their identity.
What is a Proxy Connection?
Proxies are used to mask the identity of a user by processing the internet connection through another server. A proxy connection is made via a proxy server, which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed between websites and the end user. Websites receiving these requests would only see the proxy server's IP address and not the user's real IP address. Therefore, a user in another country could mask their location details to bypass geo restrictions, remain anonymous, or to engage in fraudulent activity such as creating duplicate accounts or transaction from different proxy IP addresses.