And this begs the question, why would a chat bot be interested in a human companion? The answer to that question becomes clear when we look at the link the helpful Eva sent us when she offered her “free passes”.

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The site doesn’t even use the HTTP secure protocol (which would give the URL the “https://…” prefix), so our dating adventure ends here.

There goes our free date and at the same time this reveals the true aim of this scam: credit card fraud.

“Safe Secure Encrypted” sounds good, but unfortunately we are not convinced of the accuracy of this statement.

But what is really behind these contact requests and why do people bother?

To find that out we played along and the following conversation ensued: At first sight it appears to be someone looking for companion.

Lets move on to the registration: This looks like a standard registration form, so lets complete it and click Continue: Now wait a second, our credit card information is required and that’s not what we had agreed to.Why would we need to provide payment details if “today’s charge is

Lets move on to the registration: This looks like a standard registration form, so lets complete it and click Continue: Now wait a second, our credit card information is required and that’s not what we had agreed to.

Why would we need to provide payment details if “today’s charge is [[

Lets move on to the registration: This looks like a standard registration form, so lets complete it and click Continue: Now wait a second, our credit card information is required and that’s not what we had agreed to.Why would we need to provide payment details if “today’s charge is $0.00” anyway?But the dialogue is suspiciously general, questions are never really answered and the responses don’t allow for a meaningful discussion of any kind.When asking “Are you a bot” the invariable answer is “lol no i’m not a bot silly.” The contact in our example has listed their birthdate as 1980, but claims to be 25 years old.Have you ever received a contact request on Skype from someone you don’t know?This may happen from time to time, particularly if your Skype name is publically searchable.

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Lets move on to the registration: This looks like a standard registration form, so lets complete it and click Continue: Now wait a second, our credit card information is required and that’s not what we had agreed to.

Why would we need to provide payment details if “today’s charge is $0.00” anyway?

But the dialogue is suspiciously general, questions are never really answered and the responses don’t allow for a meaningful discussion of any kind.

When asking “Are you a bot” the invariable answer is “lol no i’m not a bot silly.” The contact in our example has listed their birthdate as 1980, but claims to be 25 years old.

Have you ever received a contact request on Skype from someone you don’t know?

This may happen from time to time, particularly if your Skype name is publically searchable.

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Lets move on to the registration: This looks like a standard registration form, so lets complete it and click Continue: Now wait a second, our credit card information is required and that’s not what we had agreed to.

Why would we need to provide payment details if “today’s charge is $0.00” anyway?

But the dialogue is suspiciously general, questions are never really answered and the responses don’t allow for a meaningful discussion of any kind.

When asking “Are you a bot” the invariable answer is “lol no i’m not a bot silly.” The contact in our example has listed their birthdate as 1980, but claims to be 25 years old.

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But the dialogue is suspiciously general, questions are never really answered and the responses don’t allow for a meaningful discussion of any kind.

When asking “Are you a bot” the invariable answer is “lol no i’m not a bot silly.” The contact in our example has listed their birthdate as 1980, but claims to be 25 years old.

.00” anyway?But the dialogue is suspiciously general, questions are never really answered and the responses don’t allow for a meaningful discussion of any kind.When asking “Are you a bot” the invariable answer is “lol no i’m not a bot silly.” The contact in our example has listed their birthdate as 1980, but claims to be 25 years old.Have you ever received a contact request on Skype from someone you don’t know?This may happen from time to time, particularly if your Skype name is publically searchable.