Malware Phishing Scam Alert From Skype Phone Number (661) 748 0240

What is phone number (661) 748 0240?

Phone number 6617480240 is a default phone number for Skype users similar to 6617480241.

(661) 748 0240 appears on outbound calls for Skype users who have not set up their Skype caller ID yet and is also utilized by cyber criminals to promote malware and iniatate other scams.

661-748-0240 scam

What is Skype?

Skype 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 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.

Phishing Phone Calls

  • Criminals will often call unsuspecting victims falsely claiming to be from Microsoft or the computer users internet service provider, etc. (check comments)
  • Criminals are noted to use personal information in phone calls.
  • In rare cases existing 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. 

What to do if 6617480240 calls you

Unless you are experienced with using Skype, if you receive an anonymous phone call from the phone number (661) 748 0240 ignore it. There may also be additional options made available by your service provider as to block or restrict the telephone number.

If you suspect your computer is infected with malware, it is strongly recommended to eradicate malicious files using reputable software.

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FBI Links:
— E-Scams | Internet Fraud
— FBI Cyber Crime Webpage

Please document your experience with phone number 6617480240 in the comments below.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

Comments ( 182 )

  1. ReplyBethy
    SCAM ALERT - SEPT. 2016 ----This number just phoned my work line. Caller is male with foreign accent. He stated his name is Robert Jensen and some garbled message about me attending an annual convention in Palm Springs 2016 in Oct. and he would like to talk to me about it. He gave this number to call, (866) 319-3976. I don't attend conventions. BEWARE
  2. ReplyLinda Dougherty
    on 4/28th/16. Mark Willams called me on this number. He say to me, he was from Micosoft people He said to me to send him $2500. His code name was Lucy. Some how he get into my bank accounts took all of my money out from my checking & saving accounts. He called me form different phone numbers. I keep the phone numbers on my caller I.D.. If you are victim of scam calls. PLEASE MAKE A POLICE REPORT. right away. Call your state local F.B.I. & other important people will help you. He kept calling me. I did change my both accounts & my phone number. On may 2nd, around 8:00 A.M. this man called me that he have a warrant for my arrest & I be in prison . for 3 to 5 years. He really scared me. He ask for $1000. I told him this "I don't have that type of money." He said to me the police is coming to arrest me.. I called my son & gave him the phone number. He look up this phone # 1-208-453-9871 from Caldwell Id. My son called me back & said that phone number was resident phone number.My son gave me some tips he told me to ask him his bradge # & his supervisior name & which department he work at. That same day he call back & threat me again about going to prison. I ask those questions to him. he just gave me a fake I.D. number. He didn't gave the answers to the other 2 questions. Beware of those people who trying to scam you.
  3. ReplyNancy
    They claim they are from Dell and want to know how my computer is working. They have a deep midwestern accent. I have gotten no less than 4 calls now. I added them to my contact list so I can decline them next time.
  4. ReplyDawn Beattie
    called me twice on my land line - did not answer; then called my cell phone! also did not answer. too creepy; obviously, not a random dial.
  5. Replylois weiss
    i am so sick of these son of bitches calling me & bothering me. i have my number blocked but it did show the above number & say skype caller. i'm thinking about changing my number somewhat. they have told me that my computer will be hacked & i hesitate to enter e-mail address