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Can a person find out who's behind a Skype "online number"?

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I mean if I make a prank call using my online numbers purchased on Skype to a person's cel phone - can the person that I'm calling find out who it is? 

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zelalez wrote:

I mean if I make a prank call using my online numbers purchased on Skype to a person's cel phone - can the person that I'm calling find out who it is? 


You're kidding, right?

 

The person you are calling may not be able to determine your identity.  If that person reports the prank calls to law enforcement, and the law enforcement agency contacts Skype or its partner providing the telephone connection in that area, the law enforcement agency may be able to determine your identity.  If those calls are considered a criminal offense, you may be charged by those authorities. 

 

In addition, those calls are probably a violation of Skype's terms of service.  You could end up with a cancelled Skype account, and do you really want that?  Don't know if you would lose any Skype Credit or if Skype would have to refund any money you spent to purchase Skype's services, but why bother risking that in the first place?

 

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