tracking a stolen laptop

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Anonymous Visitor
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you r a dumbass
MANESSJ
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Hi...my laptop was recently stolen and I was wondering if there was any way that the theif could do something to the computer that it couldnt be tracked. My cache of PayPal, eBay and Wells Fargo was in there so I wouldnt have to log in each time and I do not know what to do about that...Any HELP...I CALLED THE POLICE AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT THEY COULD DO TO TRACK MY LAPTOP?

hubby
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You should change all of your online passwords NOWWWW!
Unless you previously installed some kind of tracking software/system, I dont think the police are going to be able to do a thing for you.

MANESSJ
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I wasnt able to just because the theif could go into everything(email, social net. sites etc) and change everything. And i didnt install any software and I do not know how to trace the ip address, what exactly do i do...everything ive read online is different than one another

animestrinity
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If you go to those sites, login, change your passwords, and then manually log out (as in click the sign out button), that should log you out of all locations...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong?

Edit: You may also want to personally contact all companies that deal with personal and financial information (ie: banks, paypal, etc) that you stay logged into, and simply notify them that your accounts may be jeopardized due to what happened.

MANESSJ
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done that but I do not know what to do about the 4,000 dollar paypal balance that just seemed to dissappear.

animestrinity
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You're paypal will log all transactions, incoming and outgoing... you should be able to see some sort of indication as to what happened to your balance. You need to contact them... if you go HERE, and then look on the left side, and see a block that says Report A Problem, and click the 'Start an unauthorized transaction claim', go from there.

Anonymous Visitor
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Paypal is the worse when it comes to this. I had something like this happen but I noticed it while it was in the progess of paying out so I called Paypal to tell them that is wasn't me who authorize it. They said they couldn't do anything about it and it was too late. I had to contact my bank and they got my money back. I closed my paypal account after that.
Revival
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[quote=hubby]You should change all of your online passwords NOWWWW! Unless you previously installed some kind of tracking software/system, I dont think the police are going to be able to do a thing for you.[/quote] ? from Revival First of all I never keep my passswords on autofill and always log out. The cell number i got is from verison so it can be tracked. I just got out of a coma and am thinking about filling a report. The police better catch them before I do. I will pay any amont of money to find them. They injected me with a narcatic and min latter i startaed to have breathing problems,then i could not breath at all. I was still awere of my seroundings, watching them steel money from my wallet that was in my back pocket and meds in my pants. Thats wghen my female friend walked in. I deeling with some bad people. Before i file a report I will change my address to a fake one to prevent my family from getting hurt. Then IT GAME TIME> I will if its the last thing i do get them. The police are a joke. What would you do. I would realy like to here back from you Thanks Revival
Anonymous Visitor
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how do you track if the ip is changed through a proxy server and your new ip puts you in china somewhere?

_abel
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i just jumped into this topic; but the first thing you should always do is record down your computers MAC (Media access control ) address since this is unique to every computer, and how ever what flushing technology robbers use, they can never flash a mac, then am doing a research on internet enabled mac search software, so that any time your offenders connect to the internet, you get a log emailed to you.... but with out a record of your mac or any tracking system installed, say bye to a stolen laptop very important Always take note of your computers; make model serial mac and IMEI if any GSM or similar internal communication system is installed
Anonymous Visitor
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i'm pretty sure you can spoof your mac address... i used to spoof a registered computer's mac to access my college's wifi after I graduated and my account lapsed.
Revival
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I was taken to the hopital on th17 of july. Would you believe someone stoll my laptop 2 monthes old !! And my medication i take. I found out because my friend walk in on them. I go therer cell numbers and that person can lead to the crooks. I almost died and all i can see is them stelling my laptop. I talk to the police and unlesss you have somethin like lowjack for you computer they cant be bothered. But if you smart with comuters you can do some work on you own but there are some restriction. For privacy right. The rights they took from us aftert 9/11/2001 GOD Bless Revival
Anonymous Visitor
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how do i get started tracking the ip address from my laptop that was stolen
snowe
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Wow great info about tracking a stolen laptop, but anyways only hackers can do stuff like this.

Anonymous Visitor
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How can my stolen laptop be found through serial/ SNID number. I connected to internet many times and sometimes even without a proxy server.
hubby
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Without any stolen laptop tracking system or software installed, it can't be tracked.

Anonymous Visitor
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How to track stolen laptop.
manoj
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I lost my laptop - ACER - while shifting my household things from my rented house in Eroor,Tripunithura,Ernakulam TO kayamkulam - ambady - My own house. Actually what happened is that i kept my laptop and 1 bag of things in the front of mini lorrie and i forget to pick it and i called driver and owner who was sitting beside me whether they have seen or not then they r telling that they dont know so i doubt they are lyingh so how to find my lost laptop?

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