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VPN and Tor IP data

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I’ve read a few conflicting and questionable articles online about this subject, so wanted some clarification and second opinions.
If you suspect a visitor to your website/app was using a VPN connection, or Tor Browser (or any new & more popular anonymity tools/techniques) to hide their location & details, if your site/application collects IP addresses for site visits and actions, e.g. form submission, would there be anyway from the IP address alone to suspect the use of VPN/Tor usage by the site visitor?
Secondly, if a user was using a VPN connection for anonymity objectives/to hide their true geo-location, does the IP address that would appear in the logs constantly update & change during a browsing session, or if for example they were browsing a site of the course of a couple of hours, would the logs always show the same address, or different?

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