The site https://www.iplocation.net/find-ip-address (What is my IP?) reports an IP address, and two proxy addresses. One of the two proxy addresses is the same from TorBrowser or from Firefox (non-tor). I tried this with two different VPNs, and from different VPN servers. I haven't tried this without a VPN, as I only connect to Tor when using a VPN. This doesn't seem okay. I searched that IP address with Google, and I don't see any report of this, which I would expect if they showed that IP address as a proxy for everyone.

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    [...] I only connect to Tor when using a VPN. - why that?!? as already said thousand times: this may even harm your anonymity! - perhaps this is here the case... so please try Tor without a VPN (as it is supposed to work the best) and then we'll see. Feb 12, 2019 at 19:30
  • Do you have a reference for that claim? I am not using Tor-encryted VPN, which is available I am connecting to tor directly, and my machine is using a VPN.
    – Dave
    Feb 12, 2019 at 20:04
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    its not a claim, its a fact (e.g. torproject.org/docs/faq#IsTorLikeAVPN)! anything else is just sales patter of people who want to sell a VPN... in most (to nearly all) cases Tor works the best either without anything else or connected through a bridge. Feb 13, 2019 at 1:22

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This has been documented to be a very bad idea. The VPN will track everything you do, and destroy your anonymity.

Just connect directly to Tor, and if needed to access Tor, use bridges

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