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Do Not Call 855-473-9132 - the Number is Being Used by Cybercriminals

2018-02-09T00:00:08 -  +
Do Not Call 855-473-9132 - the Number is Being Used by Cybercriminals

The telephone number 855-473-9132 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 855-473-9132

From: "Yahoo Mail" <25319991.B9486A34AFDE4E47270781jugdnotwuhzwg@uufjkzypkhjcy.com>

Date: January 23, 2018 at 7:21:44 AM CST

Subject: Your IP Is At Risk

You need to call now 1 855-473-9132

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

Login Has Occurred on 1/22/2018 @ 3:04 AM EST

From IP: 34.124.12.1 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia

If This Was Not You Please Call the Yahoo Security Team

(Be at your computer)

1 855-473-9132

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: Feb 14, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    My co-worker just received this phishing email today. I told her not to call them and change her password.

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    • Posted: Feb 16, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

      I had the same happen - however, the email went to spam -- just noticed it now while cleaning. I did however, received an email from Lifelock and changed my password with that notice.

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