Skype Chat?

Skype popped up an invitation to swap contact info with the someone who sent this message: “I AM VICTOR FROM HARBIN China
the place where is world famous for ice sculpture. wanna make friend with you.I like Yaoming of Huston Rocket.” I declined. I got another one of these a while back, from Ireland, I think. When did Skype go from internet phone to global chatroom?