Skype says it looks for patterns in spammers’ behaviour – but I’d recommend they went one step further and put tighter controls in place regarding the number of Contact Requests that a user can send in a period of time.That would cut many spammers down to size, as would limiting users’ ability to write a custom message when they send a Contact Request to another user.
One of the most important measures to date when dating online is to protect your privacy.
This not only helps you avoid scams, but can also protect you from creeps and cyberstalkers.
These can either be received in the form of an instant messaging chat session, or – as in the example below – as a bogus Contact Request from someone.
Skype spam is far from a new phenomenon – but as more and more people use the service, more folks are becoming exposed to spam sent via the platform.
Most Skype users would likely ignore the message, and wouldn’t be likely to cut-and-paste the link into their browser – but maybe the more curious (or should I say “randy”? However, it’s still a nuisance and it’s no surprise that Skype users would want to see less of this stuff.