A Fake Email Used to Trick Online Users into Calling 1-855-203-6745
From: "Yahoo Security" <91115894.E86F9FCC83268B4A83CB55ifxhrruvvwaf @vmoovybpznrz.com>
Sent: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:12 AM
Subject: Urgent Your Yahoo Account Has Been Violated
You need to call now 1 855-203-6745
We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account on Your Computer
Login Has Occurred on 12/8/2017 @ 7:27 AM EST
From IP: 18.104.22.168 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team
(Be at your computer)
If the recipients call the number, they will get an automated message asking them to enter their account credentials, personal information, including their social security numbers, bank account numbers, or other information the cybercriminals need in order to gain access to their potential victims’ accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.
Recipients of the fake messages who have called 1-855-203-6745 and given out their banking information are asked to contact their banks for help, change the password of their online accounts, and contact their local authority if they gave out other sensitive information.