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    I’m just wondering how normal this is, for Skype users. I keep getting these “urgent online notification” calls. Although I never click on them and I block the user, it seems like they happen more often than they should, like once or twice a week (even though I keep blocking, there's a new ‘user’ every time- it’s always something like ‘online.urgent.notification.z10’). Does this happen to anyone else? I’ve googled it and most of what I’ve found suggest it’s just scareware, but I’m wondering if anyone else gets them anywhere near as often as I do.

    Also, recently, the laptop camera has been turning itself on- with a pop up screen from Skype suggesting that I take a profile picture. It really kind of disturbs me that the camera turns on while I’m not at the computer and can be running for a while before I find out it’s been on. I currently have a post-it note covering the lens, so nothing is visible anyway, but it still bothers me. Anybody else having this problem too?
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    That's never happened to me and it sounds super shady.

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    How long have you used skype? You mean you never get these calls at all?
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    I've never had that problem. Then again, I'm not always on. Also the webcam on my main computer is external.

    That's pretty scary though.

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    Crap, I was hoping I was being paranoid, but it seemed creepy to me too. I think I'll just start signing off whenever I'm not using it.

    Thanks for the replies.
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