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Skype shutting down?

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Novel Tourist

I just got a messege from about 3 different friends saying that skype is going to terminate some users accounts, wondering if this is just a hoax or something reall.

 

 

[1/13/2013 3:55:39 PM] patrykklag: [Friday, January 11, 2013 11:50 PM] Leevi Savikko:

<<< [Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:36 AM] Adam Nguyen:

<<< [7/01/2013 9:30:41 p.m.] [Valkyrie] Targetzeroo: Hi , this is a message from the creator of Skype and it tells you a little bit about what is going to happen to Skype on the 15th of March. Please don't send this back to the person you recieved it from. Dear Skype members, Skype is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Skype is becoming very slow. Records show that there are many active Skype members and also many new members. We will be sending this message around to see if members are active or not. If you are active please send to 15 other users using copy+paste to show that you are still active. *Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks will be deleted without hesitation to make more space. Send this message to all of your friends to show that you are still active and you will not be deleted. Founder of Skype...Remember to send this to 15 other people so your account wont be deleted Chat Conversation En

<<<— Adam Nguyen, Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:36 AM— Leevi Savikko, Friday, January 11, 2013 11:50 PM

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Hoax, spam, phishing attempt, call it what you wish: this is one of many scams circulating.  Skype would never endorse let alone participate in such a scheme.

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