It is not a scam, it's very real and a huge threat. Here is some <a href="http://www.scamtypes.com/what-every-vista-user-needs-to-know-about-the-conficker-virus.html">helpful information</a> on this for you. Microsoft update 958644 is a must to install immediately if it is not already on your computer.
Check out my blog <a href="http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/the-conficker-analysis-are-you-ready-for-april-1/">The Conficker Analysis - are you ready for April 1?</a>. Note that <a href="http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA09-088A.html">CERT</a> sent a notice with a simple test to see if you may be infected by Conficker - simply try going to the following websites.
If a user is unable to reach either of these websites, a Conficker infection may be indicated (the most current variant of Conficker interferes with queries for these sites, preventing a user from visiting them). If a Conficker infection is suspected, the user should run the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and install updates available from the Microsoft Update site.
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