If you use Classified PVA then you no doubt know that Classified is on a seemingly endless hunt to block and suspend accounts that it believes are being used incorrectly. There is a lot of talk about just what exactly puts phone verified accounts at Classified on hold and some of the most commonly believed reasons are IP activity, abuse and over posting to just name a few. One often overlooked way that your activity on Classified can potentially be tracked is via your computers MAC address.
A MAC address is a unique identifier or ID that is assigned to network devices. This means that the method you use to connect to the internet with, cable, DSL, dialup, wireless etc, has its own MAC address. This is much like your computers IP, however, unlike an IP which can be changed easily a MAC address doesn’t or very rarely changes. Depending on who you ask, some believe that it is possible for Classified to detect the MAC address of your computer while you are on their site. If you believe this to be true, then the obvious question is can you change your MAC address?
MAC addresses as assigned to your network card or network device. To change them you have two possible solutions. The first is to change your network device. You could plug in a new network adapter or use a different modem to connect to the internet. A much easier solution is to use software which can spoof your MAC address. This software simply allows you to change the MAC address without having to actually replace the piece of hardware.
Classified PVA aren’t cheap and with the recent changes it becomes even more important and vital to make sure that you are doing everything you can to prolong the life of your verified accounts. If you believe that Classified does track phone verified account activity by logging MAC addresses, then you may want to consider looking into possible ways to change your MAC address to help prolong the life of your verified accounts.