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Virus (or something) is sending messages to my contacte with texts:

hahaha foto? 

hahaha foto picture? 

OMG is this your picture? 

 

And creating group conversation every time. What should I do?

zanisms
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same here wat is going on?
bcm
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message that is send out is "rofl is this really your pic? http://bit"

 

(just reading about not posting those links (if interested contact me and I will inform you about the link)

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Same here "lol is this really your pic ? " etc etc

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anyone?

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possible Hacker calling while I was on Skype to a landline. Canada

I got a call today from an electronic voice which interupted a call I was on.  It was persistent.  I finally answered.

Is this a Hacker?  I have not done what the electronic voice asked, which was about a

Skype protection service and that I should go to the following website IMMEDIATELY and click on the website

[invalid URL]  to reactivate security protection !?!

 

Anyone know what this is about?

 

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LDT2Toronto wrote:

I got a call today from an electronic voice which interupted a call I was on.  It was persistent.  I finally answered.

Is this a Hacker?  I have not done what the electronic voice asked, which was about a

Skype protection service and that I should go to the following website IMMEDIATELY and click on the website

[invalid URL]  to reactivate security protection !?!

 

Anyone know what this is about?

 


 

 

it's a scam, but doesn't necessarily means that your account was hacked or compromised (unless you visited the site mentioned in that call).  please visit the thread below for instructions and suggestions on how to deal with such unwanted and suspicious activities;

 

How to Handle Suspicious Calls, Messages and Contact Requests (Scam/Spam)

 

:happy:

 


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I have this problem too but it says: lol is this your new profile pic? (link)

Its so annoying!!

ellarobinson99
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Hi, ellarobinson99,

 

Yes; the incident you note has been reported to Skype's Fraud Unit.  Here is a sister thread related to this issue:

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-spam-virus/m-p/1100942#M83119

 

Best regards,

Elaine

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