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Posted 12/3/16 , edited 12/3/16
I was typing an essay for school when I got a random contact invite from a women named Katharine. The named sounded familiar to me so before I accepted it I had to look her up. It turns out that she has the same name of a young girl I briefly dated a few years ago. I have never used Skype before today ( it came activated on the Laptop I bought). So I added her to contacts and reintroduced myself to her and asked why she wanted to talk to me and this is what she sent:

My name is Mandi I was raised in New Jersey.. I am sorta a tiny chic with really big attributes lmao where r you frm?


Right away I knew something was wrong so answered with my middle name and said I was from Ohio (which I am). I then asked where she got my contact info. She answered:

i got your name on the directory. I'm 24:F want to talk & show pics???



I freaking knew something was up! So then I asked her why it shows up as Katharine Winter on her profile and her response:

dk lmao, snd me a picture of you and we can have some good times



Nope, I blocked her but I had to ask someone on here if they use Skype and ask is this kind of thing common on there?
Posted 12/3/16
It's pretty common, i would once in a while get a message from a random girl that pretends to want to have a conversation with me, then asks if i want to pay for "live cam" *cough* porn *cough*. Pretty sure it's either some troll or some kind of bot that sends random people these messages and links to suspicious explicit websites.
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Posted 12/3/16
yeah, back when i used skype, i got alot. bots trying to get you to pay for porn. some bots are pretty damn good, tho. id like to see the programming behind them someday.
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Whenever those bots pop up I say ridiculous crap and watch them 404. "Please help me I'm a Triceratops holding onto a trapeze for dear life please call someone." "Here click on the link and I'll give u a special show ;) ;)" "Tell me how the wall of Byzantium fell." *10 minute pause* "Jus put in ur credit card info so it knows your age ;) ;) ;)"
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Yeah I though so too, she/it posted an Imgur profile for me to look at. They weren't nudes mind you just pics of some chick. Now I will admit that during my time on Match.com I did some questionable things with some lady friends but I though Skype was for personal contacts only. I didn't think it was an open platform.
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Posted 12/3/16
If I talked to a bot then it was a pretty damn well programmed one. I feel so dirty now
Posted 12/3/16 , edited 12/3/16

joshmyersbv wrote:

Yeah I though so too, she/it posted an Imgur profile for me to look at. They weren't nudes mind you just pics of some chick. Now I will admit that during my time on Match.com I did some questionable things with some lady friends but I though Skype was for personal contacts only. I didn't think it was an open platform.


The more you know! There is no limitation as to what weird stuff you will encounter on the internet. They might show you some appropriate but revealing pics at first, but then they'll try to bait you into clicking a link to a live cam session where they say "I'll do whatever you want me to, just put in your credit card info to confirm your age ;)" Hell, in the end i'm sure the poor sucker that actually puts in his credit card info ends up getting his bank account scrapped for cash and he doesn't get anything

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Posted 12/3/16

Ohyamatsumi wrote:


joshmyersbv wrote:

Yeah I though so too, she/it posted an Imgur profile for me to look at. They weren't nudes mind you just pics of some chick. Now I will admit that during my time on Match.com I did some questionable things with some lady friends but I though Skype was for personal contacts only. I didn't think it was an open platform.


The more you know! There is no limitation as to what weird stuff you will encounter on the internet. They might show you some appropriate but revealing pics at first, but then they'll try to bait you into clicking a link to a live cam session where they say "I'll do whatever you want me to, just put it your credit card info to confirm your age ;)"



Well thats great, hell I'm old enough to know where to find that kind of stuff for free but damn that's some scary stuff.
Posted 12/3/16


Indeed, which is why kids and adolescence must be cautious when using skype, or anything similar. Obviously it works on some people, regardless of age, otherwise they wouldn't create bots or purposefully create these traps if they knew nobody would fall for them.
Posted 12/3/16
This is a silly subject to pick for a topic because this happens to everyone had it happen to me several times.
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Posted 12/3/16
I'm pretty sure it happens to everyone. Best thing you can do is just block 'em and they won't bother you anymore.
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Posted 12/3/16 , edited 12/3/16

Ohyamatsumi wrote:

Indeed, which is why kids and adolescence must be cautious when using skype, or anything similar. Obviously it works on some people, regardless of age, otherwise they wouldn't create bots or purposefully create these traps if they knew nobody would fall for them.


They also like to try and get you to send revealing pictures of yourself to them. They then try to blackmail you saying how they'll publicly post these for the world to see if you don't give me X amount of money. Pretty scary stuff.
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Posted 12/3/16

Kerst wrote:

This is a silly subject to pick for a topic because this happens to everyone had it happen to me several times.


Hey man its the first time for me, I never knew Skype did this and as I said before the contact used a former girlfriends name. Most notably someone I only spoke to on Match and through email. How the hell was I suppose to know it was a bot.
Posted 12/3/16

joshmyersbv wrote:


Kerst wrote:

This is a silly subject to pick for a topic because this happens to everyone had it happen to me several times.


Hey man its the first time for me, I never knew Skype did this and as I said before the contact used a former girlfriends name. Most notably someone I only spoke to on Match and through email. How the hell was I suppose to know it was a bot.


28 and you've never been on by a whore robot. Oh what a sheltered life.
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Posted 12/3/16

Lemontitties wrote:


Ohyamatsumi wrote:

Indeed, which is why kids and adolescence must be cautious when using skype, or anything similar. Obviously it works on some people, regardless of age, otherwise they wouldn't create bots or purposefully create these traps if they knew nobody would fall for them.


They also like to try and get you to send revealing pictures of yourself to them. They then try to blackmail you saying how they'll publicly post these for the world to see if you don't give me X amount of money. Pretty scary stuff.


Damn like I can understand if you were in a chat room on some random ass website and they pulled that shit but I always thought Skype somewhat monitored that kind of stuff.

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