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: Microsoft <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: March 20, 2018 6:12 AM
Subject: ALERT Hotmail Accounts Have Been Hacked
You need to call now 1 855-499-5629
We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Computer
Your Private Information Is At Risk
Login Has Occurred on 3/20/2018 @ 5:03 AM EST
From IP: 18.104.22.168 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
If This Was Not You Please Call Microsoft Support Now
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.