How to Recover Your Skype Account That Got Temporarily Suspended
Skype is a telecommunications tool that was released by Microsoft on 29 August 2003. This tool can be used for several functions, including video calls, voice calls, and instant messaging.
Unfortunately, it isn't rare for people to find their Skype account temporarily suspended. What is particularly frustrating is that when Skype lays down the ban hammer, users can no longer IM their coworkers, video chat with their significant other, or call their parents. They have to find other, less convenient ways to communicate, like sending an email or walking across the office.
Have you discovered that Skype has placed a temporary ban on your account? If so, you're in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through exactly what to do if you find your Skype account temporarily suspended and give you the lowdown on how to do it hassle-free.
Why Was My Skype Account Temporarily Suspended?
There are several reasons why you may find your Skype account temporarily suspended. For instance, your Skype account may be suspended temporarily, not because you did something wrong, but because Microsoft's algorithm suspects that someone else is using your account. For example, they may lock your account down if you pay much more than you usually do to top off your account.
- Harming children
- Transmitting malware to other Skype users willfully
- Catfishing users
- Embezzling or otherwise defrauding users
- Transmitting sexual content
- Transmitting content that is graphic or offensive
- Using Skype to conduct illegal activities
Can I Appeal My Suspension?
If you're like most people, you're probably wondering whether you can appeal your account suspension. Fortuitously, it is possible to appeal a temporary account suspension. Unfortunately, this isn't easy to do on your own.
The only way you can attempt to restore your account on your own is to log into your Skype account through Skype's website. You can't attempt to get your account back through the mobile app. Once you've logged in via your favorite web browser, you will need to:
- Navigate to the Fix Your Account page.
- Verify your identity.
- Complete a long, complicated form.
- Submit the form to Skype's customer support team.
Use DoNotPay to Get Your Skype Account Back Today
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing an appeal letter by yourself? If so, you're not alone. Even better, we've got your back. All you have to do is follow a few clear, concise steps.
- Log in to your DoNotPay account and locate the Unban My Account product.
- Answer a few questions related to your banned account.
- Click on the Sign and Submit button.
In less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee, DoNotPay will tailor an appeal letter for you and send it to the company on your behalf. The best part is you can expect a response in no more than 14 days.
How Can I Avoid a Skype Account Suspension in the Future?
Finding your Skype account temporarily suspended is incredibly frustrating. One minute, you have all the communication methods in the world at your disposal. Then, all of a sudden, your ability to communicate with those in your life who are important to you is impeded. Even worse, it is not uncommon for accounts to be suspended when users are not at fault.
With that being said, you can take steps to mitigate the risk of a future account suspension. For instance, you can proofread your messages before you send them, asking yourself if they could be construed as disrespectful.
Use DoNotPay to Appeal an Account Suspension or Ban on Any Platform
You may be relieved by the exciting news that you can use DoNotPay to appeal a temporary suspension of your Skype account. With that said, it is not the only exciting thing that DoNotPay can help you do. Peruse the table below to discover a mere dozen of the platforms DoNotPay can help you with.
Also, you can use DoNotPay to learn more about:
- Why account suspensions occur
- Whether it is possible to appeal a suspension on a particular platform
- How to appeal the ban decision ruled on your account
What Else Can DoNotPay Help Me With?
Perhaps the greatest thing about DoNotPay is not that it can draft an account suspension or ban appeal letter for you. Perhaps the beauty of DoNotPay lies in that it can be used for about anything.