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 comments for “Skype Cold Calls?

  1. 9/30/2004 at 4:18 am

    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. 9/30/2004 at 7:29 am

    That’s what you get for posting the skype:// link on your page. 🙂

  3. 9/30/2004 at 10:01 am

    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.

  4. mz
    9/23/2009 at 2:34 am

    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 ? .

  5. mz
    9/23/2009 at 6:34 am

    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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