Title: 661-748-0240
Type: Dialers

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Severity scale:661-748-0240 severity is 99  (99 / 100)
 

661-748-0240 is a Skype number you should definitely stay away from. That's because it is used by cyber criminals to fool unaware people and swindle their money. Similar trickery has already been described in our 'news' section, which is based on a misleading call reporting about dangerous viruses detected and then offering paid removal services. In this case, trickery relies on 661-748-0240 number, which is usually identified as Skype number and reported as a Skype scam on the Internet. As soon as victim answers the call, caller starts telling about various invented problems. Sometimes victim is informed that his/hers computer is under attack, sometimes he/she is immediately asked to provide information about the finance or give banking details in order to stop criminals that try to sreal the money. However, it seems that giving this data for the called of this number can cause this problem. Please, do NOT answer 661-748-0240!

WHAT IS 661-748-0240?

According to the latest reports, 661-748-0240 seems to be a typical phishing call, which is performed via Skype. This call may include different themes and ask different things, but the main thing it seeks is to break into victim's bank account. Beware that sometimes caller may present himself as Microsoft's representative, start blackmailing you and do other things in order to convince the user that it is a serious thing. This blackmailing process may be a cause of trojan horse, which has been installed on the system previously. We highly recommend staying away from 661-748-0240. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN 661-748-0240 CALLS?

Please, never answer this phishing call. If you happen to answer it, do NOT reveal any kind of your personal information. Finally, check your PC for trojan horse, which may be used for collecting your personal information. For that, we recommend using  SpyHunter.

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Brooklyner
Today, July 07, 2013at 2:27 p.m. by EST I received phone call to my cell and over a couple minutes to my home number. Caller ID said BENIKENSON . Caller spoken in fluent Russian referring to my recent add at Craiglist NYC. After the caller conformed my name and a subject of my add on Craiglist he started to use extremely profanity language in Russian for unknown reason. I have hand up my cell and over couple minutes he called to my home number which I did not pick up. Would appreciate for any suggestion about how to find the caller and prosecute.
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Jeff
Also: 661-748-0240
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Jeff
Sorry. I meant to type in: 661-748-0241
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Mel
I called myself from Skype and it showed up as the number in question...
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Brett
My grandparents received a call today from the number in question, 661-748-0240 displayed as "live:cectorpost." At some point the person claimed to be a Mr. Winters from the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic and that one of my grandparents granddaughter was in serious trouble and needed to be wired approximately $1690.00 via Western Union in order to post bond for the granddaughter to be released and allowed to return to the United States. Said granddaughter was at work and definitely not on countrys soil. The local police are involved, FTC and FCC complaints have been filed, and while attempting to get the landline phone provider to block the number, 661-748-0240 live:cectorpost, called back and continued calling back at least 4 more times. When I answered one of the return calls, the male on the phone referred to me as a liar when I stated they could not speak to my grandparents, not to call back, and what they were doing was unlawful.

The grandparents and would be victims are senior citizens, meaning over the age of 65, which in some states makes offenses, even minor offenses, automatic felonies.

Skype should be sued out of business if they are allowing such caller id spoofing or helping to facilitate such crimes in any way even through ignorance.
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txn
Actually this is just one of the numbers that Slype uses to connect people, so it can be used by scammers or legit people. It doesnt belong to a specific person.
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Neil
Hello, Just recieved a call from same number stating I was caught on video stealing something. Funny, except they could not explain hoew they new who i was by the video or haw they got my number....obvious scam
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Aaron
Most of you people are painfully stupid. This is a Skype landline gateway. Anyone making a Skype call to an actual phone in the US will appear to come from this number.
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Khan
I think I know who doing It, 365 section B non pariel ECD Georgetown Guyana
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Ron
When someone calls me via Skype and I am not at the computer to answer, I have Skype set so they are forwarded to my home telephone. The number that appears on my home phone for the incoming call is sometimes 1-661-748-0240. As Aaron says, it is simply a Skype gateway.
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Geoff
This number is used by Skype to call regular numbers with Skype. It might be anyone calling you, its more likely to be someone you know than a scammer. Just answer it as you would any other call and if youre suspicious, just hang up.
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Lena
On my business phone, I received a call from this number 2 days in a row. The first time the "Dell Representative" was going to email me some complimentary information and wanted to confirm my email address. He had an incorrect email and I just said it was correct because I did not want any additional spam sent to me. I searched the number and I read all of the posts here....he called again and said that he was a "Dell Representative" and wanted to confirm my email address...and he gave the correct one this time. I did not confirm, but then interuppted him and asked what his corporate phone number was? He didnt answer me and then started asking me questions again. I interupted him again and asked what his Dell corporate number was so that I could call back if I had any questions. He said they were a 3rd party vendor...I asked what vendor? He just started asking questions...I interrupted him again and said, "AGAIN, What is the name of your company" He said that he was based in India. I asked what city and he hung up on me. Skype allows you to make call over the internet, unfortunately, the Caller ID number 661.748.0240 can be the same for a legitmate Skype user or criminal scammers...
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Tireda$$Scammers
I dont think I will receive another call from these scammers again. Think Im about to be blacklisted. It was a Microsoft tech letting me know my computer has a terrible virus. I told him I dont own a computer but my husband has a laptop..well guess what? The virus jumped from my imaginary computer and into my husbands. I acted shocked. But this helpful MS rep was about to help me. (Indian accent) I acted elated. First I had to go get my computer..Can you hold I asked. He said yes. I pretended to go get my hubbys laptop. Ok. got the laptop, what do I do? He said go to the start button. I said its shut off and closed. How do you turn it on? He said open it. I asked, how do you open it, from the front or the back. I said its square...after 15 minutes he helped me figure out how to open it. Now turn it on he said. I asked, which button? It has a lot of buttons some are letters and numbers, I started naming all the keys of the alphabet and the number pad - one by one slowly....half an hour goes by. I can hear his frustration. Im still nameing the keys one by one, he tries to talk over me, but I keep going, then I say, oh you messed me up, let me go back and start again...50 minutes pass and he hangs up. My job is done. I had tons of fun!
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Thom
I got a good laugh with what you did...thanx
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Confused
Im confused, because I received a call from this number today, but its a call I actually had set up as a tech support "call back" from a company known as Pogoplug, parent company, Cloud Engines - a very legit company. They manufacture NAS type devices, allowing access to your drive via the internet, and also offer cloud services. They have two call center locations, one in Northern California, and one actually in Israel (Tel Aviv)

So, its weird to see that scammers are using this number, too? And no - I gave no kind of sensitive information. It was a completely legit tech support call, and all I did.
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Skype User
Just so everyone knows, this number can be shown on caller IDs from *any* Skype caller, not just phishers. It is a BLANKET number. So, yes, while a lot of scammers use Skype to make calls, a lot of people use it as a legitimate phone service-- its a very affordable way to make both long distant domestic and international calls. Dont discount it as a scam immediately, instead, be diligent and suspicious of any unfamiliar, out of area number that you may receive calls from. And never give sensitive, personal information to any caller.
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Elliott
Its just a number that shows up when someone is calling you from Skype
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lilly
Yes, this is just a number that shows up when someone is using SKYPE to call you. If you dont have friends or family that tells you they are using Skype to make phone calls and call you, dont answer the call. AND YES, it could be used by criminals. You cannot call this number back It is not a call in number. It is a number generated by Skype for thousands of skype users when they call out.
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Lea
This number calls saying they are from Direct TV and requesting to confirm an appointment that you really did set up. He wants to confirm with you your contact and billing information information. Scary part is he had it all already correct. Including SS # and credit card number. His name is Brandon and will confirm your direct tv account number and give the Direct TV actual phone number to call back also. Very convincing. He has an accent. This is a non traceable Skype phone number. Shows how good Direct TV website safety really ISNT GOOD.
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DC
I got a call from Comodo verification service from 661-748-0240 number when I was applying for their code signing certificate. It was a legit request though. Im not sure what to think about it after reading this page.
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call getter
If you are expecting a call via Skype, this number is fine, but Skype can also be used for bad.
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just sayin
its like google numbers they show up as the same unless you purchase a number then the real google or skype appears.business use this because most have voip services like cisco so skype is free in a corporate environment...i thought it was a scam but it is not.it is the gateway number nothing more.it could be legit or it could be a scam use your judgment and hang up on telemarketers as usual or it could be your kid from the military call from over seas......
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ali
received a call from that number last evening person with Indian accent asked for me by name. they were told I was not home and then they turned it into an obscene phone call. how would they get my name, phone and computer registered in my sisters name, but we both have separate email addresses.
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Steve Palmer
This is ridiculous: the skype phone number does not harm anyone. You will still live if you pick up the phone when it shows this number. It is not the number that does any harm - it is the scammer on the line. Scammers use other phone numbers too. Just use common sense when answering the phone. Thanks to this misinformation, I can no longer use skype to call many phone numbers because they have been programmed to ignore this number. Who was the dunce who thought this up? The same guy who advises us to shred keyboards and mice to get rid of viruses. smh.
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chris
This is a good number - for example, if I use SKYPE to pick up my cell messages when traveling internationally, I call my cell and my records will show incoming using a "661" number.I assure you that I am not scamming myself. If you block this, you will miss SKYPE calls from people who are not on your address list. I have used SKYPE for years and years and "spaming" "phishing" has bee, at most, a minor annoyance
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Sam
661-748-0241This number called five times in the morning.
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hc
it can be a scammer but most of the time it probally is just someone trying to call your cell phone or land line from their skype account. some people use it as a joke but others use it as a scam. you can never be to careful though.
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Meneo
This number called here in ohio n said one of my relatives was in jail n demanded $2600 to get him out. They called twice to make sure we were getting money.. Fuckin retards had no idea my relative was next door ... The world is crazy
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T
I received call from 661-748-0241/0240 on my cell phone and told me to evacuate my hotel because danger in my hotel for people to stay and i tried to get as much info from that person he gave me my franchise info and its employee info and told me that he got my cell phone from there. Then he called again and claimed to be immigration officer and coming to deport me. I hung up and block this number on my cell.
But then he called my hotel and threatened by employee to hurt her or kill her. This is just ridiculous that someone sick minded gets off by doing something this horrible to innocent people. Skype needs to change the gateway and display a real number or name on the caller ID when someone makes the call.
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Kate
I received a voicemail from 661-748-0241. She said her name is Denise and she is calling from the Student Loan Department. She said my loan is in default and my wages will be garnished. She said I needed to call her immediately at 616-277-2470. She had a heavy accent and there was a lot of background noise. I did not call back. Instead, I called my student loan company using the number on my monthly bill. They said my account is current and has never been even close to default. I am also on the Do Not Call Registy.
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Totally fine!
Received a call from this number on my land-line and it was a legit phone call. If there had been a problem with this number before, it seems to be alright now.
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Totally fine!
Need to post an addendum: this IS a Skype number, so it is NOT a private cell phone number. Sorry!! I decided to check it out and although I know the person who called me is legit, I didnt realize they were using a Skype number.
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C K M OF OHIO
The number that showed up on Caller ID was 661 748 0241, but when I typed that number in, it brought me here.
He knew my legal name. I also have an unlisted phone number and am on the do not call list. He said he was calling about a payment that I made in Feb. of last year about my computer maintenance program. He also called yesterday, but I was not home. Did not leave a message then. Caller ID says that it was a Skype Caller. He has an Indian accent and the connection was not good, so I could barely understand him. I told him so and asked him to send me an email. He said he would. He politely hung up. I do not shop at Target, but I did charge at Kohls.
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abflablagma
Numerous calls with this number displayed in caller ID. Wants to "park my car in your garage", "put my hot dog in your taco", etc. Municipal police research indicates this number is the default number displayed by a SKYPE user if they open an anonymous account.

This number has been reported on MANY online complaint forums, and is obviously being used by a variety of scammers/perverts when they set up anonymous accounts.

SKYPE is giving these perverts the ability to harass and scam people with impunity. SKYPE is also making money for CenuryLink now that I am paying for "services" to try and prevent these types of calls.
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Alex
I argued with these people when they called me! I got so mad at them for pranking people and they told me they work in Mo?
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S. Cam Blocker
4/18/2014 @ 6:48pm
Peter Smith ( Indian accent)
Caller Id shows that call came from Neilsen, Paul : 661-748-0240
 Claimed to be from: Windows Technical Department
Told me that my computer was in trouble and would crash at 3am
Had me go to the RUN line on my pc and open command prompt and type in “cmd” and enter “assoc”
He then read my “Windows license id” to me from his records and it matched what was on my screen.
I know that this is actually a CLSID number and it is the same on all Windows 7 computers, but, intrigued, I went along a little further…
He had me right click “Computer” and open the manage window and click on Event Viewer>Windows Logs>Application.
He told me to look in the list for red exclamations and yellow warnings.
He stated that these were malicious malware and that my computer had been infected and would crash tonight at 3am if I didn’t let him “help” me.
I stated that all Windows operating systems have these warnings and that I thought he was scamming me. He then gave me a 1-800 number to call and verify that he was legit. The number was 1-800-694-1984. I called it from my cell phone while I was talking to him on my landline. The person that picked up also had an Indian accent and simply answered, “Hello.” I asked, “Is this Windows?” and the guy seemed like he was caught off guard, so I hung up.
After that, “Peter” asked me to open up my browser and type in www.join.me which is a free screen sharing program. At this point, I let him know that he would not be gaining access to my PC and what he was doing was illegal and I would do everything in my power as an IT professional to make sure he paid.
He continued trying to explain the difference between viruses and malware. I told him I knew the differences between the two as I have a degree in Computer Information Technology. He wanted me to open my RUN line and type in “prefetch hacking report” and when I refused to do it he then hung up.
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Dave Glu
This is also a valid skype number. I did not answer it as I was concerned and did not know the area code. A friend left a message that he was calling me via skype as he was out of country.

Be careful, but this number is not always a scam.
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Joan
The number is fine. As a few people said above, its simply a Skype gateway number that can be used by anyone, including scammers. Go on Skype and call your land line or cell and you will most likely see this number show up.
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Jeathena
Yes, this number called me today and this about the third time in three months. He said is name is Robert and mentioned that I responded to his craigslist ad about doing a voice over for a commercial. The commercial pertained to bootie socks with different colored toe holes. He mentioned that he was looking for people who enjoy laughing and explained the commercial to me in depth. I was waiting to hear how much it would cost me but he didnt ask for personal information. He would call me back next week.
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Patricia
661-748-0240 has been calling me about every 10-15 minutes for the last TWO HOURS!!! I havent answered it, but its VERY annoying!!! :o(
(ONE of the readouts on my phone said: "Lee Spieckerman" - the rest all said "Skype Caller")
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Ramsee
June 9, 2014 Got a call on my landline from this number--totally obscene. He referenced a dress I have on Craigs List and asked if my hymen was broken while wearing it. I hung up and he called again...and again...and again...and again...I think hes called 5 times in 20 minutes...hope he stops soon. What a creep!
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Normac
Just received 4 calls from this number to my office. He said it was in response to an ad that we had posted on LinkedIn....we do not post on that site so I know it its a scam. He said he is based in the Phillipines. Wanted our email...Now that I read all these comments I know how to respond :)
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caution
have gotten 1 call each day for 3 days. Do not know this number. will not answer when it appears. be on the safe side. do not have Skype
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JZ
I am finding all of this a bit confusing as when this number rings me it says its "Paldale Area" BUT it is ALWAYS my husband calling me from his Skype account while he is in Saudi Arabia. I have never received a scam call from this number. SO>>>>> the scammers calling everyone must be using the skype access base in that area so that their official/real phone numbers are masked.
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Scammed by them
I completely agree !! Skype is allowing predators to use this skype number !!! Beware !!! 661-748-0240 They are using their family to scam elderly vulnerable victims.
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Focused
Received call from 661-748-0240 asking me participate Personal Creations one hour focus group, offered $50. He was to call back later in evening with details but I wasnt home and had no wifi luckily! In the past years have ordered from personal creations, .. Not sure how he knew that!! Beware
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P. Schwinn
Yes, another dimwit Indian that keeps calling us - one time @ 3:00 am !!!!!!! Message is: Calling from an Online caller - call us back @ some 310 # CA time. Yeah, right - another dimwit, nitwit, stupid, idiot, moron, nincompoop who thinks we are as stupid as he is and will call him back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stupid is as stupid does !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nichael Cramer
Unfortunately blocking this number is *very* bad advice.

This number is simply a generic Skype "call-out" number ( I.e. The way Skype works is that when you connect on the net they redirect you call to one the landlines that they us in various countries and area codes).

For example, if I call my own cellphone from Skype, this is the phone number that shows up as the caller-number on my cellphone.

Consequently, blocking this number *may* mean that you might be protected from this scammer (assuming they use the Skype connection) but it also means that you may be blocking any legitimate in-coming Skype calls.

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