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?
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.
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
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.
done that but I do not know what to do about the 4,000 dollar paypal balance that just seemed to dissappear.
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.
how do you track if the ip is changed through a proxy server and your new ip puts you in china somewhere?
Wow great info about tracking a stolen laptop, but anyways only hackers can do stuff like this.
Without any stolen laptop tracking system or software installed, it can't be tracked.
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