Telemarketers Targeting Skype Users?



A friend of mine in the UK was on a Skype call with another person I know out in Nevada when they were interrupted with another incoming call. It was directed at the caller in Nevada, and when he answered he was blown away when it turned out to be a recorded telemarketing pitch in Spanish.

This is pretty discouraging but you have to expect this type of activity. Firms can now use technology to call people cheaply and automatically to anyone in the world hawking their products or services.

I am sure we will all have to look at out Skype configurations if this trend grows. The question I have is have you received a Skype call yet from a telemarketer pr received some prerecorded garbage? [tektrekgamer.wordpress.com]

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