Lucy, Thank you for warning everyone about this scammer that is trying to take advantage of unsuspecting writers. I’m glad to know you didn’t fall for the trap. I’ve been freelancing for over five years now and I very rarely have to use Skype for a client. Just about everything business related can be handled today via email or chat. There are very few exceptions. And for anyone else out there, NEVER disabled your anti-virus software. It’s like opening the front door wide for an intruder and trusting them to stay on the porch. Happy 2018 everyone!