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Automated Advertisements on Skype

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by charlie3, May 31, 2011.

  1. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    So I just got an interesting call on Skype from someone I didn't recognize and I answered it and then an automated message played. The message was like a warning that my computer was all messed up with viruses and that I NEEDED to go to this website and download their software.

    Maybe it's just me, but that's never happened before and I find it quite unique. I didn't know people were advertising on Skype like that and frankly didn't even know you could.

    With automated calls like that they have to be making a killing, but there's probably some crazy software out there that does this.

    Does anyone here do Skype advertising like that? And if I just "outed your method" then take me off your list and I promise it won't happen again ;)
     
  2. StartupBros

    StartupBros Regular Member

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    Saw this yesterday as well, interesting method.
     
  3. speedy5044

    speedy5044 Regular Member

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    its interesting but i don't thing it will have a good conversion rate (with this method) , i mean who gonna believe a stranger that said my laptop is full of virus :) much better to use this for dating offers
     
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