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661-748-0240 | Type: Dialers

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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This map reveals the prevalence of 661-748-0240. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Users comments about 661-748-0240:

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Dee
Love it! I will have to remember your tactic. I have an on-line business and just received a call from them also (on my business line - not through Skype). They are getting much better however. They were very specific with their questions, regarding hiring me and sounded legitimate. They have my phone number and e-mail address. Should I be concerned? This is information that can be obtained on the internet anyway.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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