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

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

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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.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • January 10, 2018 at 12:50 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

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

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    • January 10, 2018 at 1:07 PM by info

      Do not believe them, it is a lie.

      remove

  • December 21, 2017 at 8:45 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, 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"

    remove

  • December 20, 2017 at 4:59 PM by an anonymous user from Irvine, California, United States

    I got the same email in my Yahoo SPAM directory.

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  • December 20, 2017 at 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"

    remove

  • December 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM by an anonymous user from 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"

    remove

  • December 17, 2017 at 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

    remove

  • December 17, 2017 at 9:05 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo Security <86829270.7DE5624F4718BD8C03DC88kvwngpwpmvcbq@hlskxmfmienhe.com>

    To: "cgrono@yahoo.com" <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

    remove

  • December 15, 2017 at 9:38 AM by an anonymous user from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Call them often and just hang up to annoy them.

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  • December 12, 2017 at 3:22 PM by an anonymous user from Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, United States

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

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  • December 8, 2017 at 6:02 PM by an anonymous user from Sunnyvale, California, United States

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

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    • December 15, 2017 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from 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!!!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

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

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