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Why On Icq Are Ppl Contacting Me?


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#1 lostcause

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 03:18 PM

I use ICQ a lot and really only chat with people who I know. It seems everytime I log on now there is somebody with a new number trying to contact me. They are people who say they know me but I am 100% sure they don't. They send messages and ask for authorization to be my friend. It seems as though it is maybe a handful of the same people who get new accounts..

MY question is are they just ICQ users who are being nuisance or are they hackers trying to get my personal information??

I have had problems with being infected with spyware in the past and I was wondering if that had anything to do with it?

some help would be appreciated.... :thumbsup:

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#2 dannyboy 950

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

You may want to check your profile and be sure your e-mail address and anyother personal info isn't showing. If ya don't know them either block them or just ignor them.
This is a form of phising and can lead to spaming or worse. A number of viruses are being spread thru IM.

#3 lostcause

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:28 PM

What exactly is phising??? And even if I would start to talk to them what would they actually do? :thumbsup:




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