Skype 411 Scams Be Wary

May 22, 2012

I think by now most of us that are using the internet for some time, know about the Nigerian 411 Scams. You know the ones that involve a fictitious lawyer sending you an email saying they are representing a fallen African dictator who has $10 million in their briefcase and they want to send it to you as long as you send your bank details to them etc. They then proceed to clean your account via identity theft.

Well today I just received some thing new but familar and along the lines of the above.

Its a skype invite from someone claiming to represent skype and that I have won 1,000,000 GBP.

Below is a screenshot of my skype console and whats noticeable about this scam message, apart from the fact that its too good to be true, is that a free account is being used rather than a skype account which is a clear indication of a scammer.

So, if you see such requests, then simply block the request and also report it.

Never ever give your personal details to strangers, they will find a way to fleece you dry.