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Published on April 9th, 2011 | by NJ Ouchn

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If Skype Calls and Says You Have a Virus, Hang Up

Source: The Mac Security Blog

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Reports are coming in of a number of Skype users getting calls via Skype telling them that they have viruses. Interestingly, many of the people getting these calls are Mac users, and, when the callers tell them that they have Windows viruses, they are right to doubt them.

Many Twitter users are posting about this, and it seems like a good idea to point out that this is obviously a scam. The malicious users try to send their victims to a scam anti-virus website, which claims to sell both Windows and Mac antivirus software.

UPDATE: here’s what the calls sound like. From http://krebsonsecurity.com.

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