What’s up with Yahoo Chat Spam?

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yahoo-messenger-9First let me just say that I am not a big fan of Yahoo instant messaging, but I have it because several friends and clients use it. I personally use AOL Instant Messenger, but I also use Yahoo and Google Talk because of others as well.

So for the last couple of days I have been getting chat requests from people that are not my “buddies” this usually is not a big deal because it could be a new client or someone that found me from my blog or Facebook.

But these recent chat requests have gone something like this:

(7:17:31 PM) sara.sky10: Hey
(7:17:52 PM) philmcdonnell: who is this?
(7:18:06 PM) sara.sky10: hey there cutie???
(7:18:15 PM) philmcdonnell: Like I said, who is this?
(7:18:28 PM) sara.sky10: who is this again? Sorry I don’t recognize the name lol
(7:18:38 PM) philmcdonnell: What?
(7:18:50 PM) sara.sky10: Oh Ok LOL,Nice!how you doin??
(7:19:04 PM) philmcdonnell: I am fine, but who is this I am typing too?
(7:19:18 PM) sara.sky10: I’m actually working right now what are you doing exactly??
(7:19:44 PM) philmcdonnell: I am blocking you for not telling me who you are and how I know you… Good Bye!

So anyone have any idea why there are people that do this?

Are they just looking to talk to someone?

Have you had this happen to you?


( If you are reading this anywhere but my blog, you can find the original post here. )