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Do Not Call 1-888-920-4370 - It is a Fake Technical Support Number

2016-08-19T13:14:16 -  +
Do Not Call 1-888-920-4370 - It is a Fake Technical Support Number

Scammers are using the telephone number: 888-920-4370, to collect their potential victims’ information. Scammers are sending out fake technical support email messages like the one below, which claims that there is something wrong with the recipients’ computers, in order to frighten them into calling the bogus technical support number for help. But, once potential victims call the fake technical support telephone number (1-888-920-4370), a person or an automated Interactive Voice Response system will request their personal information, financial information, or online account credentials (usernames and passwords). If the requested information is entered, it will be sent to cybercriminals, who will use it to rip-off their victims.

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It is important that online users know that Microsoft does not contact the users of their Windows operating system to provide technical support. It is the other way around, users call Microsoft for technical support. Therefore, online users who receive messages claiming that they should call or contact a Microsoft Certified technician in order to fix the errors, or remove viruses or malware from their computers, should delete the messages and not follow the instructions in them.

Victims of the scam who have already called and submitted their financial and account information, should contact their banks and change their online account passwords immediately.

A Fake "1888-920-4370" Technical Support Email

From: "noreply@FBsupport.com" 9jfic9rwijj252glhsfep2d@ 28bef81.backstackjack.com
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:25 AM
Subject: re: >>>> Data Stolen From Account

BSOD : dllRegisterSetting has detected the error code 0x80040201

8889204370

PLEASE CALL 8889204370 FOR MORE INFO

Windows Defender Error Code: 0x80073afc

0x000000CE

DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_ CANCELLING_PENDING_INSTALLATION

Error Code 0x800705b4 when starting system due to potential Malware Activity

..Windows Defender Time Out

Error code: 0x000dW2300x TO ENABLE LINKS CLICK SHOW IMAGES OR NOT SPAM

Error Code 0x800705b4 when trying to avoid

Please contact MICROSOFT CERTIFIED technicians toll-free: 8889204370 to immediately rectify this issue and prevent potential data loss

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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2016 2:07 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start --
    "8889204370
    THIS IS AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE FROM M1CR1SOFT

    PLEASE CALL 8889204370 ASAP

    THERE IS NOW A VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER

    CALL 8889204370 NOW
    TO ENABLE LINKS CLICK SHOW IMAGES OR NOT SPAM

    Please call 8889204370

    A MICROSFOT CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN WILL ANSWER

    BARE WITH HIM AND HE WILL FIX AND CLEAN YOUR COMPUTER

    IF YOU DON'T CALL WITHIN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES THEN YOU MIGHT NEED TO GET A NEW COMPUTER

    SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE"
    -- end --

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 31, 2016 4:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Beware!

    Running Windows 10 Anniversary Edition OS, and running new Windows 10 web browser which was not protected by my Trend Micro Antivirus and browser protector,
    Entered MyYahoo home page.

    Clicked on link referencing: News.com.com

    Resulted in the classic FLASHING SCREEN WARNING

    "DO NOT SHUT OFF YOUR COMPUTER" etc etc etc

    I received this type of email a few minutes later.
    -JH

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 27, 2016 4:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Danville, Illinois, United States

    I just received one of these emails. Fortunately, it went to my spam mail.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 19, 2016 6:39 PM by info

    Received via email:

    I had this happen to me!

    "BSOD : dllRegisterSetting has detected the error code 0x80040201
    PLEASE CALL 8883836325 FOR MORE INFO

    Windows Defender Error Code: 0x80073afc"

    delete


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