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Does that sound like a great chunk of architecture? In the long run, though, quite a few people who repeatedly tried to build a custom membership provider started complaining about the verbosity of the interface.
Actually, the membership provider comes in the form of an inheritable base class, Membership Provider, which includes more than 30 members marked as abstract.
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.
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”.
We are asked to sign up to what appears to be an X-rated video chat site: It looks like our Eva is in fact Nancy, but who cares about such minor details when it appears we have a free date?That’s a chilling thought, as scammers won’t waste any time in getting their hands on your money.If you have become the victim of a (suspected) credit card scam, it is recommended that you contact your credit card provider (bank or financial institution) as soon as possible.The only purpose of chat bots like the one we encountered, is to trick people into signing up and submitting their credit card details insecurely.Whoever gains access to the requested information (name, card number, CVC/CVV code and so on) can use your credit card on the internet for whatever they want.This code is boilerplate and can grow fairly big as you add new authentication features such as changing and recovering passwords, handling a changing number of online users and so on.