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    One Annoyed Paranoid, Part 3

    | Atlanta, GA, USA |

    Caller: “I think someone stole my identity!”

    Me: “What happened?”

    Caller: “I clicked on an email that said it from a girl named Chrisy from some dating site. I don’t go on those kinds of sites. But it came to me, so I’m not sure if this is a virus.”

    Me: “Spammers can fake the recipient info. They can make it look like it’s coming from and going to anyone. Don’t worry.”

    Caller: “But it says my name.”

    Me: “Well, it’s a fairly common name. It was bound to happen sooner or later.”

    Caller: “I guess. So, did I download a virus?”

    Me: “Not likely, unless you clicked to the linked website or you opened an attachment. Did you do that?”

    Caller: “No! I don’t do that! Can you come over and run my anti-virus checker just in case?”

    Me: “I can connect remotely and run it, yes.”

    Caller: “Thanks. I can never be too careful with these invisible Russian thugs.”

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