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Skype "called" me regarding protection alert.

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Novel Tourist

My skype "rang" like one of my contacts calling me and then gave me this audio message:  "Attention, automated protection alert.  Your computer protection service is not active.  Immediately go to [invalid URL] to reactivate computer protection and perform full system diagnostics and repair."  IS THIS SOMEONE TRYING TO GET TO MY COMPUTER?  I have my own computer protection, not Skype protection.  I'd like to check on this AND let the Skype techies know where they can go to get this person if they are trying to hatch a virus or steal info from people's computers. 

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Novel Tourist

I had the same thing happen. Please let me know what you find out...


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Novel Tourist

Me Too.  What is that?

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Super Adventurer


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)



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Novel Adventurer

I have had the same problem and keep blocking it and still it keeps coming back would be interested what this is about as we have our own protection as well


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Super Adventurer

blocking alone would not stop these calls as these scammers usually use multiple accounts.

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Did Skype call?

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Staff Moderator

marthaswarner wrote:

Did Skype call?

We NEVER call customers. This is a well known SCAM attempt


I recommend that you always run the latest Skype version: Windows & Mac

If my advice helped to fix your issue please mark it as a solution to help others.
Please note that I generally don't respond to unsolicited Private Messages. Thank you.
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