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Skype Scams

Skype has enabled us to make free phone and video calls around the world. But because of its widespread popularity, the service and its users have been subject to a number of scams over the past years. In one case, a pop-up message prompted users to download software, which ended up being capable of infiltrating users’ computers and stealing files. Spam instant messages also are commonly sent via Skype. Keeping computer security up to date can block a number of the scams, but when prompted to download or update, always pause to double-check (even with a quick online search).

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