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SCAM - 661-748-0240

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Novel Adventurer

9/5/2012. Just got a call from "Mike" from England from what my caller id identified as coming from skype number [edited for privacy]. Said he'd just received a phishing scam email emanating from my website asking for his hsbc bank account number and wanted me to type a url into my computer. I refused as I felt that url may give him access to my computer and that HE may be the scammer. The url ended in ......./index.php. He identified his email as [edited for privacy], which is no doubt fake.

I see there are many other complaints about scams from this number. Seems Mike is a putrescent pile of scumbag vomit.

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Power User

please report that user to abuse@skype.net, and provide as much relevant details as possible.  



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Just received a call from "Nigel" claiming to a radio show host from London. He does have an English accent. He pretended to be interested to purchase my vehicle, but then finally tried asking for my finance / banking details. He claims he needed it to write me a check for the vehicle. He is extremely adept and skilled at mining for info. He will pretend initially to know nothing about you. Then use humor, PLAYING DUMB, and confidence to get the other info he needs to break into your financial accounts. When he becomes aware that he will not get your financial info, he goes into "blackmail" mode and starts to list off all the personal things about you he knows from stalking. This person is dangerous. He should be traced and brought to justice. This is no ordinary "prank caller". He is no ordinary identity thief. HE HAS TO BE INVESTIGATED! Re: SCAM - 661-748-0240

Novel Tourist

To be honest, I talked to this kid. His Skype name is: Bath Salts. And his name isn't just for fun. I was in a call with this guy while he was snorting literal bath salts. Just a little bit ago he invited my friend to Skype, and somehow got his phone number out of it. He said since he had my friend's number he said he was going to post his address (which he supposively tracked) out for anyone's grabs. So basically, he's a blackhat hacker and a druggie. I don't know what much more to say, but I think this guy should deserve a visit from the police.

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report that user to abuse@skype.net, and to your local police if you feel necessary.

 



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Some more details are shared here: http://botcrawl.com/malware-phishing-scam-alert-from-skype-phone-number-661-748-0240/

Basically it seems to be a "normal" phishing call that is performed via Skype. The same advice as dealing with any other phishing calls applies here as well: Do not reveal any personal information to callers that you don't know.

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Novel Tourist

661-748-0240

Just signed on to Skype... thevery first call came in from this 661-748-0240 scammer! Now I see it has been in use for years so I am removing my account reight now and very annoyed to have had this experience. There is NO EXCUSE why Skype hasn't been active in removing this user or conduit for scammers when I see the boards have been complaining about this specific numner for years.

Novel Tourist

I Recieved a call from this number on my house phone and it said skype user and then the #. 

What I would like to know is how they got my phone number and they should not be able to call my house. WRONG! 

Super Adventurer

they probably got your house number the same way that anyone else does and has nothing to do with Skype -- they're just using Skype to make the call, although using Skype for telemarketing purposes (if that was the nature of the call) may be a technical violation of Skype's Terms of Use

Regards,
Neil
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