How Do I Report Abuse on Skype?

When using Skype, you may experience abuse in the form of harassment, threats, spam, scams or offensive materials. When this occurs, you have the option to block the offender from further contact, and you can report the individual to Skype for further action. Reports can be made directly through your Skype account online or via your mobile app.

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Dec 9, 2022

Skype is an amazing online tool allowing people from around the world to connect via audio or video conferencing. It allows individuals to stay in touch with family and friends afar, conduct business with people in other geographical areas, and allows for greater connection. There are a few people, however, who may act in abusive or inappropriate ways on Skype. How do you report abuse on Skype? You can contact Skype user support live chat here, and below are the steps you can take to report abuse.

Reporting Abuse On Skype

Skype works to protect users from abuse such as harassment, stalking, spam calls or scams by allowing users to block and report offenders. As a Skype user, you can take steps to protect yourself from abuse.

Unwanted Calls/Harassing Calls

If you are receiving unwanted or harassing calls from a number, you have the option to block it immediately. To block an abusive person from contacting you on Skype, click on "Block" and the phone number that needs to be stopped from future contact with you.

Abusive Messages or Images

Skype encourages users to report scams, spam and abuse in the early stages so it can take steps to end the abusive activity. To make a report, do the following:

  1. Open Skype.
  2. Log-in to your account.
  3. Select the message or image that is abusive.
  4. From the menu, choose "Report a concern."
  5. From the "Report this" drop-down menu, select the reason you are making a report.
  6. Click on "Report" to confirm your submission.

Skype will review the report and take appropriate action against the party misusing the platform.

Abusive Calls

If you have received abusive phone calls on Skype, you can report it by following these steps:

  1. Open Skype.
  2. Log-in to your account.
  3. In your "Chats" or "Contacts" you can choose the number you wish to block and report.
  4. Right-click on the contact and select "View Profile."
  5. Select "Block Contact."
  6. Click on "Report abuse and block contact."
  7. Select "Block" again to complete the report and confirm you are blocking the individual.

Using Skype should be an enjoyable, beneficial experience. Abuse on Skype is not tolerated, and you have options when you experience abuse. For more information and assistance, contact Skype live chat support here. If the abuse takes the form of threats of harm to you or members of your family, fraud which attempts to steal money or property from you or results in loss of money or property or other criminal activity, you also have the option to file a report with your local law enforcement agency.

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