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Don’t pay for Skype upgrade – It’s a scam

14th September 2010

Internet users are being warned to watch out for a scam that charges money for what appears to be an upgrade of Skype.

Fraudsters are advertising a paid-for Skype service and taking the money from victims. Users are being warned that there is no upgrade that they have to pay for – this is a scam. Skype is free to download and the internet-based voice-calling system allows people to make phone calls to other Skype users for free.

Be safe online

Action Fraud is reminding internet users to take precautions when online and watch out for phishing emails, which try to get people to reveal personal information. Additionally, people should never pay for services or hand over personal payment information until they are sure a product or service is genuine.

Read more about the Skype scam on Web User’s website.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.