Skype Cold Calls?

I’ve received a few calls from strangers in the past few days and it’s quite odd. Usually I start Skype with an IM before calling even with the people I regularly chat with. I mean who knows if you are there let alone all connected with your headset. I don’t recognize any of the names that have called me and they all seem to be overseas – actually I can only get info on 2 of the 3 and one was from Germany and the other was from China. I am pretty sure I don’t know anyone living in either place and don’t have any friends traveling under an alias in either place…

Anyone else getting these? I’ve I had voicemail I’d be able to see if this is really a telemarketer / voice spammer. For now I’ve got the call log…

5 Replies to “Skype Cold Calls?”

  1. Yup, had a few of these. One of them my eldest son actually answered! They were foreign, so soon hung up. The latest OS X beta adds a function in line with the Win version whereby you can block calls from those not on your list. Regrettably, that’s what I’ve done.

  2. Definitley annoying… my Skype link was not live when the calls came through which got me thinking people are figuring out ways to robo-call. I can swing it for now and just ignore… I’ve been meeting new people over blog and skype and have given my skype out a fair bit and don’t want to limit things too much just yet.

  3. I am also getting these calls and they are often some porn come on, asking me to call somebody or to look at their website . They are using up credit and I want to stop them.
    What can I do ? .

  4. I am also getting these calls and they are often some porn come on, asking me to call somebody or to look at their website . They are using up credit and I want to stop them.
    What can I do ? .

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