Just turned 19 a few weeks back, want to try out babble.

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.

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.

That doesn’t add up either and when we ask about it, the question is completely ignored.

All this makes it obvious that instead of chatting with a real person we are in fact dealing with a chat bot.

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.

I like to have a good time with friends and hope to make some more here.

I'm on here mainly to see how things go, meet new people and have some good fun and, If ... Before anyone asks, the Dancer part of my name comes from the fact that I was on my high school's dance team. I'm 19, blonde curly hair, slim and ready to broaden my horizons.

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”.