Hate to say it,,But Some One know,,or Knows how to find out!!!!! Especially ,Not being a tech,and Just a Welder,, That Skype should be able to trace these People at skype headquarters,, Just a guess, But If any one elase Is Tech savy,, Now is the time to speak Up!!!!!! Agree???????? Thanks,Jack
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This is definetly a scam (google it and see) I have reported it as scam to skype each time I get a call, and I get many. SKYPE WE GOT A PROBLEM AND YOU SHOULD FIX IT. Hope they get the message and do something about this.
even though I blocked and reported this as spam several times, it keeps getting through.
SKYPE tech support what can you do about this abuse?
2) Also, I am not sure if all my friends are in my contact list. Is this the only way to prevent this?
Yes, you are correct: this is a known scam and phishing attempt. Even though the title remains the same, the contact detail keeps changing, so this is how the roque spammer keeps at it. The way to be rid of these nuisance calls is to set your incoming call and instant message privacy settings to "People on my contact list only."
Please do continue to Block and Report as Abuse.
I do have Skype set to "People on my contact list only". Those "System Notice" calls keep coming through. What now? BTW, I use Skype on my iPhone. I had to use the computer to make the "contact list only" setting since that's the only way to do it. I rarely run Skype on the computer so I don't know if the calls are also getting through there.
I just received an "Urgent System Security Message" from "Skype Help" that played a recorded digital message saying that my system was performing slow and was not protected, and that I needed to download an anti-virus protection package and should go to [invalid URL] to do so. In checking the WHOIS registry, I found that the prssw.com domain is registered in Panama, which I presume is not where Skype's Help Center is located. From this and in reading this board, I presume this to be a scam and have blocked the caller and reported it. Is this the correct response?
I've attached below a screen shot of the incoming call....
Hope this is helpful to others....
I learned from some reports recently that there is a new variation of this scam. The scammers are using display names with the word "skype" and pretending to be someone from this company. but basically their tactic is the same, they will tell you that your computer is at risk. From this alone, we can distinguish that they are the same breed of scammers.
14-08-2012 04:45 - edited 14-08-2012 04:45
[9:38:24 PM] Roxy(PrettyLittlePotHead): [8:21:16 PM] *** Missed call from SYSTEM HELP - URGENT NOTICE. ***
[8:30:58 PM] *** Missed call from SYSTEM HELP - URGENT NOTICE. ***
[9:38:25 PM] Roxy(PrettyLittlePotHead): da**bleep**?
this is starting to make me ANGRY