Can someone find out your IP and exact home address via Omegle?

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So I was on Omegle yesterday and someone threatened me that he would find me and hurt me. I was using omegle text chat (spy mode). I've been doing research and some people say your IP on omegle can only be seen on Video chat, and not on text because the computers are not directly connected, but then other people say it is possible either way. Some people even said they've had someone figure out their IP address via Omegle text chat. I'm not sure if it's the same with the spy mode. The reason I feel unsafe about this situation is that a few years back I had an experience on one of the local chatrooms where a person did not only found out my city by my IP, but also my exact neighborhood. I'm not sure if there is a difference with omegle and how hard would it be for someone to track my IP down to my actual street address. Would they have to get on omegle server first? This person sounded very serious and psychotic. Please answer.

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Sorry to say but there are ways of people to do this, if this is really worrying you go to the cops and tell them about it and hey can help you out.

but i would say the persons just trying to scare you

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  • carlosdl
    Never heard of Omegle before, but this is what I found when googling it:

    "Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names "You" and "Stranger" or "Stranger 1" and "Stranger 2" in the case of Spy mode."

    Since I don't know how secure the Omegle software is, I can't be sure, but I don't think users should be able to see or somehow get the ip address of other users.

    And even if that was possible, most home users connect to the internet in a way that the IP address that is seen by the outside world is not really the address of the client machine (this is called NAT), and additionally, IP addresses are assigned dynamically (this is called DHCP), so there is no guarantee that a user will always have the same IP address.

    I doubt you are in any kind of danger. I would just forget about it.
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  • ToddN2000
    I doubt it. Unless you have a static IP that never changes the chances are slim to none. If you want a static IP address there is usually an extra premium for having one. Most of today's ISP's use the dynamic IP method.
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