How To Recover A Hacked Skype Account

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How To Regain Access To Your Hacked Skype Account

Communication is an essential part of human life, and Skype is a program that helps with that. It is one of several video conferencing platforms that allow people from all over the world to see each other over video on their devices. It is similar to platforms like Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. If your , you might be worried about what that means.

The first thing you need to assess is your passwords. You are much more likely to be hacked if you use simple passwords and use them in more than one place. Of course, it's easy to just set the same password for everything, but that means if a hacker gets into one account, they now have much easier access to your other accounts.

If you are trying to , it might be a long and complicated process that requires you to convince Skype you are the true account owner. However, you can avoid this entire process by letting DoNotPay reach out to Skype for you.

Steps to Take If Someone Hacks Your Skype Account

Regain Access From Hack

Follow these steps to take back control of your account:

  1. Reset your password by following the prompts starting here.
  2. Check out your sign-in activity to find any that you didn't complete.
  3. Check the Security Basics page and remove anything that was added by someone other than yourself.
  4. Update your Outlook email settings back to what you want them to be.
  5. Get rid of OneDrive sharing to ensure no one else can access your files.
  6. Review your order history.
  7. Change usernames and passwords for any other accounts associated with your Skype Account.

Reset Password

If your password has been changed, follow these steps to reset it.

  1. When it comes up that your password is incorrect, select Forgot Password.
  2. Verify your identity when the prompt comes up.
  3. Receive a verification code and enter it on the page.

Recovery Form

If neither of the above solutions works, try this.

  1. Before filling out the Recovery Form, make sure:
  1. You have a working email address.
  2. Use a device you have previously logged into Skype on.
  3. Be as detailed as you can.
  1. Fill out this form.

It can be a long and frustrating experience trying to regain access to your Skype account. However, if you reach out to DoNotPay, we will go through the entire process for you.

Indications Someone Hacked Your Skype Account

You should be worried that someone hacked your Skype account if you notice the following signs.

  • You got a message from Microsoft saying there was suspicious activity on your account.
  • You noticed things like spam being sent to your contacts, names you don't recognize in your file-sharing, or unauthorized charges.

Regain Access to Your Skype Account Using DoNotPay

You can avoid the long and tedious process of trying to regain access to your Skype account. All you need to do is reach out to DoNotPay.

If you want to regain access to your Skype account but aren't sure where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:

  1. Open the Recover Hacked Account product on DoNotPay and tell us the name of the company or platform of your hacked account.
  2. Enter the information associated with your account, such as your username.
  3. Tell us whether you have paid for the account and would like a refund.
  4. And that’s it! We will send a demand letter on your behalf with a two-week deadline for the company’s representatives to help you recover your account.

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DoNotPay Can Help on Many Fronts

Helping recover your Skype account is just one of many things DoNotPay can do for you. Through our work with different companies/entities, we can do many varying tasks. Here are some examples.

  • Send Demand Letters To someone in small claims court
  • Recover your FedEx account
  • Get copyright protection


Skype is a helpful video conferencing platform that keeps people connected. However, your Skype account getting hacked can be problematic because it gives the hacker access to your entire Outlook platform. Depending on your situation, you may be able to reset your password, or you may have to go into your account and make a bunch of security changes. You may even have to fill out a lengthy recovery form.

The good news is there is a way to avoid all of this. Join DoNotPay to see how we can recover access to your Skype account and discover everything else we have to offer.

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