Attention: Fake websites ask to download Skype for a feeBy Gina on September 14, 2010 | Phishing, Skype, update, phishing, cybercrime, download now, scam
It seems like hackers have no limits nowadays. It gains to spread their designed bogus systems that can definitely trick people into believing them. There is so much scam on Internet these days but you still need to be cautious of all threats.
This time cybercriminals use Skype as bait through two fake misleading websites: ew-voip-online-access.com and skype-upgrade.com. They advertise Skype updates for which you have to pay small fees if you want to update your Skype. It instantly will force you by its offers, like “Download Now” buttons or “Upgrade now” links, or “Get instant access to Skype add ons” offers.
This is a total fake and an attempt to steal your money. Those two sites have no authorities to sell anything even when really downloading Skype means no fees. Do not fall for this scam. You do not need to fill any form to download Skype update. Hackers seek to get your personal data, like telephone number, e-mail, address, credit card and etc. They will definitely use it for their malicious intentions.
All in all, Skype is free to download and its updates are free as well. If you’ll find that something or someone state other way round, note, that it may be scam or other unreliable information.
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