A charming new Skype scam


I hate it when people call or chat with me on Skype randomly. I know some people use this opportunity to share stories of their native lands and to brush up on their English, but I use it as opportunity to share pictures of the Lemon Party (don’t search for it. Trust me.) This, however, is a wonderful new method of getting attention by spamming thousands of accounts with fake spyware links and then offering a crazy fake spyware-checking page that ultimately encourages you to pay $16 to buy a full version of some software that is probably free. Very classy!

Interestingly, this just started happening at the end of December. I did a quick whois on the domain and found that it’s protected by WhoIsProof, a masking service. This kind of stuff really burns my beans, to coin a phrase.