Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.
It details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.
So, while we would like to rely on encryption as a clear indication that there are no Skype calls recorded (at least by Skype), that’s not a conclusion we can make.
The technology is potentially recordable by the Skype servers.
On the other hand, there is no clear statement on audio and video Skype calls.It could be end-to-end encryption, but there are indications that, particularly when routed through the Skype servers, the conversation could be visible or audible in unencrypted form.On top of that, there’s really no reliable way to tell what kind of connection you have, or even if you do have a Skype-to-Skype connection, that the information still isn’t being mirrored to Skype’s servers somehow.The guide isn't available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.
The reason for that is simple: if you put all your eggs in one basket you’ll end up getting hurt.