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Two days ago, I received a call. Someone with a female, possibly asian voice asked "are you using your computer in internet right now." I said "yes", then asked "who are you?". At this point, they broke off the connection. The way the connection broke sounded similar to what I heard on another [totally unrelated] occasion in life where I'm sure it was deliberate.

I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm certain I don't like it. Someone is trying to connect my online identity with my real-world identity (which would not be too hard; I typically use my real name, which is unique.) Furthermore, they don't want me to know that they are doing that. I have done some things that might make me unpopular in with certain groups.

What would it be sensible for me to do at this point?

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closed as not a real question by Rory Alsop Sep 14 '12 at 14:50

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Your second paragraph is entirely speculation. Closing as not a real quesiton –  Rory Alsop Sep 14 '12 at 14:50
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Cold call fake antivirus scam? –  bobince Sep 14 '12 at 14:52
    
Yep, sounds like the fake AV call scam. –  Polynomial Sep 14 '12 at 15:00
    
But it could also be any kind of telesales droid - most that call me these days hang up when I ask who they are calling on behalf of. –  Rory Alsop Sep 14 '12 at 18:06

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Nothing. It could have been a survey to get information on internet usage, or a prank. Forget about it as it means nothing anyway: who isn't using their computer to access the internet?

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