MY LAPTOP WAS STOLEN FROM MY HOUSE, JUST MY LAPTOP - NOTHING ELSE. THE THIEF THEN STARTING USING MY LAPTOP WHILE MY SKYPE ACCOUNT WAS ONLINE. MY BOYFRIEND CALLED ME TO TELL ME MY SKYPE ACCOUNT WAS ONLINE. HE CALLED MY SKYPE ACCOUNT AND THE THIEF ANSWERED THE CALL, SAID HELLO AND THEN HUNG UP. THE THIEF CONTINUED TO USE MY COMPUTER , AND DID NOT LOG OFF MY SKYPE ACCOUNT. MY SKYPE ACCOUNT WOULD COME ON AND OFFLINE WHEN THE THIEF WAS USING MY LAPTOP.
IS THERE A WAY I CAN TRACE THE IP ADDRESS AT A SPECIFIC TIME MY ACCOUNT WAS USED? MY ACCOUNT WAS OPENED BY THE THIEF FROM SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2012 THRU TUESDAY MAY 1 TILL APPROXIMATE 4:30 PM .
YOUR HELP WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
USING SKYPE HAS BEEN A BLESSING , WHILE MY BOYFRIEND WAS FIGHTING THE WAR IN IRAQ ( SENIOR NCO NATIONAL GUARD - 4TH TOUR ), IT KEPT US CLOSE AND GAVE ME PEACE OF MIND TO BE ABLE TO SEE HIM. HE STILL USES SKYPE AS HIS PRIMARY MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. I AM 44yrs OLD , I LIVE IN FLORIDA. MY BOYFRIEND HAS RETURNED FROM IRAQ AND LIVES IN IDAHO.
THE IP ADDRESSES FOR MY LAPTOP AT MY HOUSE AND OUR LAPTOPS AT HIS HOUSE WOULD BE THE CONSTANT IP ADDRESSES, EXCEPT FOR THE THIS RECENT THEFT.
AGAIN, YOUR HELP WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.
Change your account password and registered e-mail address immediately! Changing your password will prompt Skype to log you off any other computer. The reason behind suggesting you change your registered e-mail address is that if you have your e-mail accounts also "always open" in your web browsers, whoever is using your laptop might not be aware of your doing this.
Please contact your local law enforement authorities regarding obtaining IP addresses.
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