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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.

— View malware removal software

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

— Report Cyber Crime

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


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150 replies to “Malware Phishing Scam Alert From Skype Phone Number (661) 748 0240

  1. JE

    Just got a call from this number. Dude said he was Garry Strauss from Live PC Connect and someone was trying to hack into my email. He wanted me to log out of my email and was going to give me a URL so he could access my computer supposedly to correct the problem or add additional security. I asked him what email but he couldn’t tell me which of course raised suspicions. How could he say someone is hacking into my email when he can’t tell me which email account? I told him I was going to call him back through Live PC Connect tech support from the number I already had through a reliable source. I called the toll free number for tech support and of course they verified they did not try to call me and there was no Gary Strauss working for them. Needless to say, this was certainly a scam

  2. Donna

    This number calls my home phone every day….I do not pick up…but they don’t give up either…All it says in caller id is Skype …and then the number….

  3. Anonymous

    I received a call from Skype Caller 1-661-748-0240 tonight claiming to be from Dish network and asking for receiver numbers, I told them I would call dish direct and hung up, heavy Indian accent.

  4. Anonymous

    I revived a call from a similar number it was (661) 748-0241 claiming I had malware and needed a remote connection to fix it. I hung up and called back it could not go thru because it was a skype user.

  5. Rachel

    I received this call from a guy telling me that he saw my kitten at some elementary school
    When I texted to this number or call , no response at all

  6. Susan Grunke

    I received a phone call from the above number. the man speaking was from India .he confirmed my street address.
    I am very concerned about this

    1. Sean Doyle Post author

      That sounds very frightening. I recommended to scan your computer(s) for possible computer viruses and malware that may help an individual party collect your information with reputable software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Symantec Norton – or others.

      If you feel you may be in danger I recommend to contact your local law enforcement office immediately.

      You may also report this incident with Skype: contactus@skype.net
      OR https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1170/how-can-i-contact-skype-customer-service

      Stay safe!

  7. Robert from Los Angeles

    Thank goodness for this web site. I’ve been getting calls today at my office and on my iPhone from this number but didn’t answer since I didn’t recognize it. Bastards!

  8. Becky from Iowa

    Currently, on a Tuesday afternoon (January 14) I am being ASSAULTED by both this number (661-748-0240) and 661-748-0241. It has rung my cell phone five times, already, and is simultaneously calling my house phone. I wonder if this is a result of the recent Target security breach, as I was one of its victims.

    I wonder when they’ll stop?

    1. Anonymous

      I keep getting the call from these numbers too. I ignore it, but I’m not sure what to do. Also 9547166288 keeps calling. I also was apart of the target scam

  9. Mary

    I just got a call from this number from my iPhone, not my PC. I did not pick up – I never pick up numbers that I don’t recognize. This is the first and I hope last time they call.

  10. Vicki

    A man with a heavy Hispanic accent started talking – and the one thing I understood him to say was “Windows computer”. I told him I could not understand him, but that I did NOT have a Windows computer (and I don’t). Caller ID listed it as SKYPE CALLER

  11. S S A

    Received multi. communications from a man supposedly from a dating website. Nothing added up so I googled his number and it the number above. I immediately contacted website he supposedly found my information from. Have also blocked this number from calling me.

  12. Annonymous

    I don’t have skype but, received a call from this number a “skype user” it said. When I answered there was no reply. My VCR had began to take the call when I picked up, but they didn’t leave a msg.

  13. Shavanna

    I received a call from 661-748-0240 they said they were from my TV provider and they knew I had a bundled service for my phone, tv and internet. They asked for my tv receiver #s and said a technician would call me in 30 minutes. I decided not to answer the second call and they called 4 times one right after the other a they knew I was home and then the phone # came up and they called to more times again, right after another. 6 calls and when I didn’t answer they quit. I called my TV provider service and they had not authorized anyone to call me even though the person said they were from that company. Thankfully, I figured it out before I picked up the second call from them. Something just didn’t seem right.

  14. Anonymous

    Just got a call from this number Sounded like an India call center. Ask for me by name I asked who was calling He said UPS. Then asked for me by name again. I said yes and he hung up.

  15. Shell

    I received a call from this number at 9:30pm on my cell and ignored it. Is it coincidence that I had just missed a call on skype from a well known friend?

  16. Anonymous

    I got 39 calls from this number (661-748-0240) between midnight and 1am on my cell phone. There was background noise but no real message. I went to my cell phone account on line and blocked this number.

  17. Anonymous

    called me regarding a taxation grant amount in 7000 yet you had to pay three hundred dollars I hope that they get there asses

  18. Anonymous

    Someone from this number calls me 4 or 5 times a day. Messages garbled, can’t make them out. Very annoying. i answered the phone, not knowing and tried to call back after several calls to tell them they had a wrong number, but could not call a skype #

  19. N

    I received and ignored a call from this number today. Was also, coincidentally, the first day I’ve used Skype in a couple of months.

  20. Anonymous

    Grandmother received a call from this number this morning — caller stated that they were friends with her grandson (caller used grandon’s specific name), and that he was in jail in Richmond, VA. Caller stated the grandson needed money for bail. Caller asked her specifically to not tell anyone, and that they would call back to ensure the grandson received money from her.

    Will recommend blocking the number. Any other methods to use or be aware of?

  21. Anonymous

    I suggest everyone googles their own number to find out if it exists publicly on the internet and then take any measures to delete it so this doesn’t happen to you again.