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Spammers Push Anti-Virus Software via Skype Calls

This one is breaking new ground in the world of telemarketing. Or should I call it spam? I’m a bit uncertain about this one since it is a voice message that’s delivered to unlucky users of the popular Skype voice/video messaging service.

Any internet user who has received their share of spam has probably seen the e-mail messages or ugly websites that flash “warnings” on your screen advising you that your computer has been infected with a virus or that your computer is not being protected against malware.

That kind of spam is bad enough, but the obnoxious idiots making use of this new Skype tactic are taking it to a whole new level. This goes beyond annoying. In addition, it’s clearly set up to take advantage of computer users who are not particularly savvy and may be alarmed by this kind of message.

An obviously computer-savvy internet user made a YouTube recording when he found himself on the receiving end of this obnoxious tactic. You can view the video below, but if you are sensitive to what some people consider profanity, you may want to skip it. Personally, I think what the guy says is right on the money!

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