Between these issues and others mentioned on the board I can't stress enough to other Skype users that using any of the paid features of Skype is a dangerous undertaking. Skype has shown it is clearly lax in terms of security for its customers.
Yep...same thing here, Skype has a huge security hole, and has knon about it for ages and done nothing about it. Basically your card details, username and password are anyones !!
Only thing to do is ditch auto topup and delete credit cards....Customer support was a joke !
The same thing happened to me. I'm not that often on Skype and didn't notice until I read an undelivered purchase email. I'd suddenly become a Skype Manager for a user called "kunda hermes" and had - without my knowledge - added 114 euros to their account.
I wouldn't normally think it lucky to have no money in the bank but, on this occasion, it was! The payment wasn't made, hence my failed Skype 'purchase' which triggered the email. Although it took ages to find out how to get in touch with support, they were fantastic and unblocked my account in under 24 hours.Obviously I've changed my password now and the Manager account has gone.
My advice: Don't accept any invitations to become a Skype Manager and do change your password frequently! Kudos to support, though
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My account has been hacked and cloned it seems several times. I change the password but it doesn't make any difference. My friends who tried adding me said there were 7 of me now. They put up messages like "buy from chinabuye.com etc". It's an actual person on the other end not a bot it seems too. I told skype about this and they said it wasn't possible to clone an account. It is. They're there. My friends have been hacked and cloned also. It's a total joke. They're using cloned accounts with my picture etc on it.