Has anyone else noticed an increase in Skype spam via instant messaging of late? I’m getting lots of instant messaging Skype spam now as opposed to the calls/contact requests that seem to have been the first generation of Skype spam.
What I’m talking about is unsolicited Skype chat messages that pop up offering links to the usual types of spammy websites – viagra/cialis/wonder herbs, ‘male enhancement’, stock market stuff, porn, dating.
The penis enlargement/sexual stamina spammers often make use of Skype’s animated chat emoticons to, um, ‘enhance’ their spam.
There’s not a great deal you can do to stop getting spammed on Skype but if you do I recommend you immediately click ‘Block’ and then tick the ‘Report abuse from this person’ checkbox to stop the person from contacting you again.
(More detailed instructions for both Windows and Mac versions of Skype is available on the Skype blog).