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About Us. Easy Prey

Chris Parker grew up in Southern California and has life has been connected to technology and the internet in a variety of ways for most of his life.

Chris saw that as the internet grew and technologies advanced, more innocent people were being targeted by hackers, imposters, and online cyber crooks.

Eager to do something to help, Chris has launched the Easy Prey Podcast.

1979

Destined to launch a podcast

Born and raised in Southern California, Chris shows an early curiosity in learning new things and the makings of a future podcaster.

1982

Exposed to exciting new technologies

Growing up at the same time as the PC was born, Chris is excited by new technologies changing the world around him.

1987

Creates and runs a west coast BBS

Chris launches “The Citidel” BBS (Bulletin Board System), allowing techies of the day to share data, news, and messages.

2000

Launches WhatIsMyIPAddress.com for fun

Starts a free IP address lookup website, initially as a hobby, that helps people solve a common technical problem—finding their computer’s IP address.

2008

Website attracts 1 million visitors monthly

The internet discovers his website in growing numbers. In a few years, it’s attracting 5 million visitors every month.

2014

Laid off!

A victim of the economic times, Chris loses his full-time job, giving him the chance (and motivation) to dedicate himself to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com.

2018

First Interviews as a podcast guest

Chris shares what he’s learned as an entrepreneur and talks to his first podcast audience about online safety and security. It leads to regular podcast appearances.

2019

First television appearance

Chris is interviewed for a short segment on how to avoid romance scams, a growing topic for his own website’s content.

2020

Launches Easy Prey Podcast

Chris starts his own podcast to help listeners learn how to avoid being easy target for scammers and fraudsters online and in the real world.

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