Skype Password Token Phishing Scam

I get a few comments and emails from people moaning about the lack of SEO articles and the number of phishing email and trojan malware scams that I feature on the blog, but they are outweighed 50 to 1 by the number of thankyou emails I receive from people that are not so spam-aware as others. So please, if you don’t want to read this article about the Skype Password Token phishing scam or any of the other spam email warnings I feature on the site, bugger off and read someone else’s blog - it’s my blog and I’ll do what the hell I like with it!

Moan over.

This is simply a quick warning about a well put together Skype phishing email that’s doing the rounds.

The subject line on most of the Skype password emails I received was Password Token, with my Christian name before it or after it. They came from various email addresses, the one I’m looking at was from AllyIllescas@sky.com .

The Skype password token phishing email reads:

This is an automated email, please don’t reply.

Hello, kennie

www.skype.com

Password token

Reset your password with this temporary code
If the link doesn’t work, you can enter the code manually using this token: 68d1fe72685d9bce72685d1f4f4feb6a
Talk soon,
The people at Skype
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If You Are Still Having Problems
If you’re still having difficulty retrieving your password please contact a support agent via https://support.skype.com/support_request
Protect Your Password
Skype staff will NEVER ask you for your password via email. The only places you are asked for your password are when you sign in to Skype or on our website if you want to buy something or check your account. You will always sign in via a secure connection, and we ask you to ensure that the address in your browser begins exactly like this https://secure.skype.com/ It should also show a little padlock symbol to indicate the secure connection.
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Skype, associated trademarks and logos and the “S” symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.
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Don’t follow any of the links and don’t enter your password details.

If you receive a similar Skype password token email, with different content, leave the details in a comment and we’ll publish them on the site.

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