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Do Not Call 1-412-203-3171 - It is a Fake Technical Support Number

2016-09-02T20:05:58 -  +
Do Not Call 1-412-203-3171 - It is a Fake Technical Support Number

Scammers are using the telephone number: 1-412-203-3171, to collect their potential victims’ information. They are sending out fake technical support email messages like the one below, which claims that there is something wrong or the recipients’ computers have been infected with a virus or malware, 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 (1.412.203.3171), 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.

The malicious website: security.youvigilant.com is being used by cybercriminals to display fake computer virus infection alerts or warnings, and then instructing the visitors to call the bogus technical support number: 1-412-203-3171. Therefore, online users should not visit the same website or follow the instructions on it.

A Fake "1-412-203-3171" Technical Support Email

security.youvigilant.com says:

RDNINahLover.wormI055BCCAC9FEC Infection

Call Technical Support Immediately at (Toll Free) +1-412-203-3171

The following data will be compromised if you continue:

1. Passwords

2. Browser History

3. Credit Card Information

This virus is well known for complete identity and credit card theft. Further-action through this computer or any computer on the network will reveal private information and involve serious risks.

Call Technical Support Immediately at (Toll Free) +1-412-203-3171

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