Gabriele Demuth wrote:
One of them discussed rates, and then asked a few times whether I was available NOW via Skype. I asked repeatedly for an e-mail including the text and any instructions, also some identification, e.g. website, but I heard no more from them... not sure what to make of that either.
If they don't react, then just block them. No legitimate agency - or even first-time end customer - would just break off when you start asking for detailed information. And nobody - who knows at least a little about our profession - would even dream of just "popping up" and expecting you to immediately be available. Only scammers can be that ignorant and/or careless.
Skype has seemingly become more and more of a "playground" for scammers or "weirdos" in the past year or so.