I have a comcast IP and I did a tracert. It did not leave comcast and then went to
5 14 ms 15 ms 14 ms pos-0-0-0-0-pe01.529bryant.ca.ibone.comcast.net [184.108.40.206]
6 15 ms 16 ms 16 ms a184-86-115-26.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com [220.127.116.11]
Output from IPInfo tool:
% IPInfo - IP Information Service
% Copyright(c) 2008-2011, Daniel Austin MBCS
% Hello, 2a00:1b98:da:3:21e:bff:fec7:87a, pleased to meet you.
% Fetching IP Information for '18.104.22.168'...
IP-Description: American Registry for Internet Numbers,Chantilly,VA
IP-Country: United States
IP-Locality: Boston, MA
GPS-Location: 42.362598 -71.084297
% You have made 2 out of 24 allowed queries in the last 24 hours.
% Took 1.15 secs for data lookup(s)
If the feds took the site over, it would not have an IP from the guy's comcast account. You have been had. He still has your money.