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Anyone get random Skype calls/adds?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abyssal_miss, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    This has happened two times this week now, I'll out of nowhere get a skype call from someone who's not on my contacts list, and the call is followed by a contact request seconds later.

    First time it happened I didn't answer the call but asked him how he got my screen name, he wouldn't say (or I couldn't really understand what he was trying to say) so I just blocked and deleted him. Second time (just now) I answered the call and asked the same questions, he said it was just by chance that he added me, that he was looking for someone else, and he wasn't involved with SEO/IM. Both times they were indian males. As far as I know my skype username isn't posted anywhere, as they added my personal skype account. Is there some kind of Skype adder that I'm not aware of, or is this just coincidence?
     
  2. bnsly

    bnsly Regular Member

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    It might be just me, but I see it right under your rep? It has the little skype icon.
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    At least 100 times a day.
    After a mouth full of abuse they usually go away.
     
  4. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Yeah, that's my secondary account though, not my personal account. :p
     
  5. -ReX-

    -ReX- Power Member

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    Yea, there is a bot that scrapes Skype usernames from forums. Other than that, I'm not sure.
     
  6. curphey

    curphey BANNED BANNED

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    I do all the time. It says its me from BHW and they never respond lol
     
  7. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Ah I see. I stayed on long enough with the second guy to see if he'd try to sell me something or refer me somewhere, but he just kept saying 'soo sorry for disturbing you" "hope its ok, sorry" etc. Lol
     
  8. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    You got to troll them hard!
    Nothing better then the satisfaction of pulling out at the last minute.
    Just when they think they got a deal.
    I feel like I'm doing them a service of teaching them better sales methods.
     
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  9. saradanes

    saradanes Registered Member

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    I had many strange contact added requests & video calls recently and most of them are from Pakistan. I added some of them back and asked how they got my screen name but they ignored the question, told me they wanted to have more friends and kept on asking me what my hobbies are or what the objective of my life, etc. The second & the third person asked me same questions about my personal life so I blocked them all. I have no idea why they did that and how they had my skype id.
     
  10. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Okay this is getting annoying.. just got my third one.

    This time a french guy!

     
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    BlueNebula Junior Member

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    Probably someone trying to sell you shit lol.
     
  12. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    No shit! Sherlock!
     
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    just tell them you are a gay ewhore
     
  14. contentwriting360

    contentwriting360 Newbie

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    Someone called us before. He was saying that our computer has a virus. We know that's a scam so we just hung up the phone.
    I asked them how did they know that there's a virus in my computer. They said that Microsoft's server sent them a notification.
    I verified that with Microsoft and they said that there's nothing like that.
     
  15. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Why do you even entertain those people? I just tell them about how their mothers.
    I'm the same as I am online as I am in real life.
    Do you think you can try and con me to may face without either leaving extremily embarrassed or beaten to a pulp?
     
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  16. ugjunk

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    I keep getting radom request every day. Most of seems to be spmmers
     
  17. dario111cro

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    This sounds like somebody is testing artificial intelligence Skype bot. No idea why, though.
     
  18. Griller

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    Generally, if you get a request from someone who you haven't talked to, or they are trying to offer you a service, they are probably trying to steal your money.

    It is absolutely ridiculous that I have to put up with people sending me Skype requests probably 2-3 times a day, sometimes with no description, sometimes with a big description trying to sell me something.

    Look, if you randomly try to Skype me, I will NEVER buy from you, I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way.