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Do Not Call 855-447-0296 - the Number is Being Used by Cybercriminals

2017-12-08T14:27:14 -  +
Do Not Call 855-447-0296 - the Number is Being Used by Cybercriminals

The telephone number 855-447-0296 is currently being used by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into calling it. If potential victims call the same telephone number they will be asked for their email account credentials (usernames and passwords) and may also be asked for credit card and other sensitive information. And, once the cybercriminals have gotten their victims' account and personal information, they will use it to hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently.

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A Sample of a Fraudulent Email Asking to Call 855-447-0296

From: "EMAIL SECURITY" <01718039.DCC9B9557CD39E4F7449D1agtdddhkkui@shleevqaxge.com>

Date: November 15, 2017 at 12:36:56 PM EST

Subject: Account Cancelation

We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account

Login Has Occurred On 11/10/2017 @ 9:38 AM

From IP: 34.26.95.326 Geo: Eastern Russia

If This Was Not You Please Call the Email Security Department

855-447-0296

Yahoo users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their Yahoo account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently. And, if they gave out their credit card information, they asked to contact their bank for help. They should let their banks know that they were tricked by a phishing email and unknowingly gave their credit card information to cybercriminals.

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2018 12:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Naples, Florida, United States

    These people ask for $500 to "encrypt" your computer in order to avoid a cyber threat.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 10, 2018 1:07 PM by info

      Do not believe them, it is a lie.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 21, 2017 8:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

    I got this email this morning:

    "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/18/2017 @ 5:23 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 4:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States

    I got the same email in my Yahoo SPAM directory.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 12:03 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo Accounts" <04708962.599437C172AEDC377497B6amdgiivcnqewye@zsdxevvlmjzrpw.com>
    Date: December 8, 2017 at 10:54:49 AM EST
    Subject: Alert Call now

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/7/2017 @ 7:33 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 18, 2017 2:00 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    Message below rec'd today. Did not call:

    "Yahoo Mail Security <22667086.CD27334612DE96F3B2F139alpyoeawwew @viuczptqmjl.com>
    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/18/2017 @ 5:23 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2017 9:07 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo Security <61758852.CF3D5386FD6FABDF3F03CEqravcilknxpy@pgnfbkikxykr.com>
    Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:23:57 AM EST
    Subject: Your IP Is At Risk

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/15/2017 @ 7:23 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2017 9:05 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo Security <86829270.7DE5624F4718BD8C03DC88kvwngpwpmvcbq@hlskxmfmienhe.com>
    To: "cgrono@yahoo.com"
    Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:23:58 AM EST
    Subject: Urgent Your Yahoo Account Has Been Violated

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer

    Login Has Occurred on 12/15/2017 @ 7:23 AM EST

    From IP: 34.125.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
    (Be at your computer)

    1 855-447-0296

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 9:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: London, Ontario, Canada

    Call them often and just hang up to annoy them.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2017 3:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States

    And heaven forbid that yahoo send out a mass email alerting their customers.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 8, 2017 6:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Powder Springs, Georgia, United States

    This happened to me today but I googled the phone number just in case. Good grief.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

      It happened to me today also. I blocked my phone number and called them. You could hear a whole room full of people on the phones getting information from unaware folks :(
      I think this is awful!
      Thank you for the alert!!!

      delete


    • Posted: Dec 14, 2017 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

      This happened to me too today and I googled the phone number and saw this. yikes.

      delete


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