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: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
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: 18.104.22.168 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
If This Was Not You Please Call Hotmail Support Team
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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