Could someone please give me some info re IP addresses?

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Maz73

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My eBay account was hijacked a couple of months ago, and now my account has been restricted.

I contacted eBay, yet again, and they have now told me that they have tracked IP addresses (from the items listed by the hijacker and a message that I sent) and they are the same. They told me that there was definitely no 3rd party involved, which is totally untrue.

Just wondering if it's possible for the IP addresses to be the same.
 

Maz73

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Thanks for the replies.

No, no-one else had physical access to my laptop.

My account was used to sell items. There was 4 listings, and over 200 items sold.

They had accessed my Hotmail account, and then got into my eBay account. The language settings in Hotmail were changed to Chinese, and my location on eBay was changed to Hong Kong.

It seems really strange that after 2 months, numerous phone calls to Customer Support, and them refunding fees, previously restricting my account but then reinstating it again, for them to suddenly state that they have evidence that no 3rd party was involved.
 
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What kind of connection do you have? Do you pay for a static IP?

Follow the money. Ebay/Paypal must know where the money went.
 
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And if you have a wireless connection that is unsecured someone may have jacked that as well.
 
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I just had another thought. Did you by any chance get any emails or phone calls that said there was some problem with your account and they needed to to log in so it could be fixed, or to verify your ID and password, or anything like that?
 

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In case you did not understand the significance of Rockn's post, anybody accessing the internet through the same router as you are using (assuming, of course, that you are using a router) will have the same Public IP address. This could include a housemate or anybody who can connect to your Wi-Fi because it is insufficiently secured.
 
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