How to Hide my Ip Address?

What are the real reasons behind the mask? There are several programs which allow users to hide their IP addresses by transmitting a fake IP. There are reason why a person would want to hide his or her IP, some good and some not so good. One of the reasons a person would want to hide his or her IP is to prevent identity theft and the inability to be traced by hackers. On the flip size a person could want to mask his or her IP to hack computers, commit fraud by generating scams and to launch viruses. For more information look here: