Malware Phishing Scam Alert From Skype Phone Number (661) 748 0240
What is phone number (661) 748 0240?
Phone number [FONT=Arial]6617480240 is a default phone number for Skype users.[/FONT]
(661) 748 0240 appears on outbound calls for Skype users who have not set up their Skype caller ID](http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/caller-identification/) yet and is also utilized by cyber criminals to promote malware and iniatate other scams.
What is Skype?
Skype](http://www.skype.com/) is a popular software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet.
Phishing Attempts from (661) 748 – 0240
Many phishing attempts have been made by criminals utilizing [FONT=Arial]social engineering from the phone number (661) 748 0240 in attempt to gain trust and/or persuade unsuspecting victims to start a remote connection to the individuals computer system or other form of criminal behavior including extortion.[/FONT]
· Criminals will often call unsuspecting victims falsely claiming to be from [FONT=Arial]Microsoft or the computer users internet service provider, etc. (check comments)[/FONT]
· Criminals are noted to use [FONT=Arial]personal information in phone calls.[/FONT]
· *In rare cases existing malware](http://botcrawl.com/category/malware/) has infecting the computer system, including spyware and Trojans. Data collected by existing spyware and/or Trojans may be used in phone calls, and is often the first sign of an infection. Data may include phone numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, identification numbers, financial information, and more. *