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Skype contact requests. Add people you don't know?

Asked by ETpro (34415points) October 20th, 2011

I recently signed up to use Skype. I’m getting lots of requests from members of the opposite gender to add them as contacts. They typically read like this one:
“hey there.. I was browsing who’s online and i discovered your name.. and you seemed cool ”

Are these all what I imagine, just come-ons or people looking to exploit lonely hearts? Any way to check out what their intention might be?

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Londongirl's avatar

I only use skype to talk to my friends and family, and you can make it private so that no one you don’t know will request to add you.

HungryGuy's avatar

They’re scams. I get much the same things daily from Yahoo Messenger.

Ayesha's avatar

Ignore ‘em.

marinelife's avatar

Ugh. Why would you want to talk to people you don’t know?

Pandora's avatar

Yeah, I just have it set to only speak to family and friends. I ignore request from people I don’t know.

ETpro's avatar

@marinelife Wow, great answer. Thanks. I figured they were lonely heart scammers looking for suckers to hit up for money.

Ron_C's avatar

I wouldn’t do it. The purpose of Skype is to provide cheap phone calls and video conferencing between personal and business aquaintences. The last thing that I would want is a sales call on my computer. It is like having an unlisted number, why screw with that?

ETpro's avatar

@Ron_C Amen to that. I get plenty of those on my land line.

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