I have been receiving video calls requests under this name, is this a Skype security call or is it a Spam that I should be blocking?
I've been getting them also. I delcine the call, and they call right back. Twice they left a voice mail, but there was nothing on it. I'd also like to know what it is.
It's a SCAM. To block these, simply right click on the conversation in your recent tab and choose block.
Please also see this as well: https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA140/How-can-
I am surprised this thread is so new as I have been dealing with this spam for months on end. I finally decided to investigate and found this thread. Thank TheUberOverLoard for reminding me to simply turn off my inbound open calls. I should have done that ages ago.
You are very welcome, glad to help.
Just as with email spammers they throw the bait out and see if you bite.
email spammers get away with it "UNTIL" you report them to their ISP for revocation of their account for TOS violations (Terms of Service)
Spammers being spammers then just go in and register a new name and do it all over again. So here the responsibility shifts to the ISPs. What they have done to prevent spammers from spamming is track ISP codes to identify normal trace routs used by spammers and flag those ISPs as high risk. Here it puts the legal liability on the ISP over just the spammer. In many cases it is not just spamming but outright fraud involved to get financial information or log-on information for use by criminals. In those cases if and ISP allows fraud to openly transpire after being given notice to shut it down, they themselves become legally responsible for damages. No notice from customers, no liability. Notice from customers, liability standing.
So, it is important to give notice to SKYPE technical support of the SPAM / FRAUD.
In doing so it then puts the "incentive for action to stop it" on SKYPE.
SKYPE traces and records all calls and video use. They can identify the source of the spam or fraud and block it from going out on their system. SKYPE has TOS agreements with every subscriber and can enforce them if they choose to. This is extra work for SKYPE but in the long run it is beneficial to SKYPE in creating a user friendly and safer environment for their subscribers.
To make things easier for SKYPE subscribers to report spam or fraud, I would suggest SKYPE under it's "Contact Technical Support" email feature add a "Report Spam / Fraud" link in where the subscriber can enter the time of the Video / Call; their account name; and a copy of what was received.
For right now I believe they do not have this feature so for right now the report could go to "other" and hopefully SKYPE would investigate and take action under their TOS violations to stop the Spam / Fraud if determined byu SKYPE to be so.
One way or another "Notice given" to SKYPE. It is not right for a subscriber to have the only option to turn off a feature of SKYPE due to a Spammer or Fraudster. The procedure needs to be in place to "SHUT THEM DOWN" for their slime conduct on SKYPE...
Well, yes it certainly works to Block the USEr and unfortunately they simply find a way to get back in. I have had this problem for over a month now and an having to Block every time. It is really frustrating and anoying. If I forget to log out I get calls in the middle of the night. It would be nice to find a way to end it completely.