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Do Not Call 1-855-291-6640 - it is a Fake Hotmail Support Telephone Number

2018-02-28T13:15:44 -  +
Do Not Call 1-855-291-6640 - it is a Fake Hotmail Support Telephone Number

1(855)291-6640 is a fake "Hotmail Support Team" customer service telephone number. The fake support number is being used by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into calling it. If potential victims call the number, the cybercriminals will ask them for their Microsoft account credentials(usernames and passwords). If the requested information is given to the cybercriminals, they will use it to gain access to their potential victims' account, hijack and use them fraudulently.

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The cybercriminals may even ask their potential victims to give them remote access to their computers. If they do so, the cybercriminals will secretly steal their personal or even financial information from their computers. Or, silently use their computers to commit other cybercrimes.

A Fake "Hotmail Support Team" Email

From: jenettecowles@confirmedsite.club <jenettecowles@confirmedsite.club>

Sent: February 28, 2018 4:54 AM

Subject: Your Account Has Been Hacked Call Now

You need to call now 1 855-291-6640

We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Hotmail Account and suspicious activity on your computer

Login Has Occurred on 2/27/2018 @ 12:51 PM EST

From IP: 33.124.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

If This Was Not You Please Call Hotmail Support Team

1 855-291-6640

Online users who have already called the fake technical support number and who have been tricked by the cybercriminals are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2018 at 5:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    I keep getting emails from ....@greenexpress.trade, ....@realitykingdom.trade, ......@confirmedsite.club As well. Microsoft does not care. blocking emails does nothing.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 12:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

    I keep getting emails from ....@greenexpress.trade, ....@realitykingdom.trade, ......@confirmedsite.club

    These email addresses keep changing and it is impossible to block them. Worse still Microsoft refuses to block these senders.

    Perhaps we need to start a 'veto Microsoft' online campaign if this huge company refuses to protect its subscribers from this sort of pornographic spam. I'd like to know if Microsoft are being paid by the business behind this vile stuff.

    Any thoughts?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 12:40 PM by info

      Flag them as spam or junk. This will educate the spam filter about the emails and will start blocking them once it has enough data to make a decision.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 9, 2018 at 4:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Edinburg, Texas, United States

    Received this:

    "jleadbetter@greenexpress.trade

    You need to call now 1 855-291-6640

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Computer
    Your Private Information Is At Risk

    Login Has Occurred on 3/9/2018 @ 09:09 AM EST

    From IP: 36.174.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call Support Now

    1 855-291-6640"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 9, 2018 at 9:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Novato, California, United States

    The funny thing is, the IP 36.174.12.1 geolocation is not Eastern Russia, it's in Beijing, China. LOL

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 9, 2018 at 9:35 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Heres one I just received:

    "You need to call now 1-855-291-6640

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Computer
    Your Private Information Is At Risk
    Login Has Occurred on 3/8/2018 @ 10:53 AM EST

    From IP: 36.174.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call Support Now
    1 855-291-6640"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 at 7:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: danyelharriston@confirmedsite.club
    Enviado: jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018 10:13 p.m.
    Asunto: {ALERT} Your Account Has Been Hacked

    You need to call now 1 855-291-6640

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Microsoft ComputerÂ

    Login Has Occurred on 3/1/2018 @ 5:08 PM EST

    From IP: 36.174.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call Microsoft Support Now

    1 855-291-6640"

    delete


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