24x7techsupportnumber Tech Support Scam

Scams Sep 25, 2019

"24x7techsupportnumber" is a team of fraudsters running tech support scams and travel scams out from India - our latest investigation reveals. In this article, we publish a list of websites and phone numbers associated with this group.

Our investigation was inspired by a post on Scammer.info featuring a list of phone numbers tied to printer support scams. These schemes are not so different from the usual tech support scams. If a victim dials the number on these sites, the calls are routed to call centres running the usual round of tech support scams.

The only difference is how the scammers promote their sites on the internet. Bad actors typically apply unethical SEO practices intending to trick search engines into showing these websites on the first page of the search results. When a future victim is searching for a printer error message or error code, the top results are pointing to the contact details of the tech support scammers.

SEO optimised content on 24x7techsupportnumber.com

By branching out from the fake printer support sites, our OSINT investigation quickly identified an extensive network disguised as legitimate IT tech support businesses, educational providers and travel booking services. None of the sites makes an effort to disclose what the business name is behind them or what the registered address of the business is.

SEO keyword optimisation on a2znumber.com 

Details

Although numerous domain names and phone numbers associated with this circle are now offline, we publish them anyway for the sake of completeness. If you have more information about the group, feel free to contact me on Twitter.

The footprint of the 24x7techsupportnumber operation is rather large

Domain names

Tech support scams (offline and online):

  • 24x7techhelpnumber.com
  • 24x7techsupportnumber.com
  • a2znumber.com
  • alltechnicalsupport.net
  • anvsupport.com
  • asolutionsupport.com
  • browsersupporthelpline.com
  • contactforhelpnumber.com
  • contacthelpservice.com
  • customersupportnumber.net
  • egmailonlinetechnicalsupport.com
  • email-support-number.net
  • emailcustomerservicehelp.com
  • emailhelpnumbers.com
  • emailhelpsupport.net
  • emailhelpsupports.com
  • emailphonenumbers.net
  • emailtechnicalsupports.com
  • esupportnumber.com
  • expertfixsolutions.com
  • getysupport.com
  • gmailcustomersupportnumber.com
  • gmailtechhelpnumber.com
  • gotechsupports.com
  • hellovs.com
  • helpsupportnumber.co.uk
  • helptechsupportnumber.com
  • hotmailcontactnumbers.com
  • hotmailcustomerservicenumber.com
  • hotmailtechsupportnumber.com
  • kontactforhelp.com
  • msncustomersupportnumber.com
  • msnhelpsupportnumber.com
  • msnhelpsupportnumber.info
  • ontechnician.com
  • outlookcustomerservices.com
  • outlookcustomersupport.com
  • outlookhelpnumber.com
  • outlooksupporto.com
  • outlooktechsupportnumber.com
  • passwordrecoverynumber.us
  • psupportnumber.com
  • pwsupportnumber.com
  • questohub.com
  • thirdpartymsnemailhelp.com
  • vitaitexpert.com
  • vsolutionsupport.com
  • wlcyatra.com
  • yahoocustomersupportnumber.com

Travel scams:

  • andmanandnicobar.com
  • flycoair.com

Education scams:

  • collegemint.org
  • vinayana.in
  • way2learn.info

Telephone numbers:

  • +1 844 780 6751
  • +1 888 260 1297
  • +1 888 269 0130
  • +1 888 286 3422
  • +1 888 302 0444
  • +1 888 410 9071
  • +1 888 499 5526
  • +1 888 526 0333
  • +1 888 540 7192
  • +1 888 653 5930
  • +1 888 738 4333
  • +1 888 886 0477
  • +1 888 955 2855
  • +1 888 966 7916
  • +44 116 350 0135
  • +44 141 846 0279
  • +61 280 730 562
  • +61 383 761 165

Email addresses:

Google Analytics IDs:

  • UA-118987686
  • UA-118995053
  • UA-124174438
  • UA-138059935
  • UA-140585836

Google publisher IDs (AdSense):

  • ca-pub-8035054067731323
  • ca-pub-2534468878076836

Twitter accounts:

  • @24x7techhelpnum
  • @AasthaS01689280
  • @AdamsSm91021596
  • @AirlineBooking5
  • @AmaraWilson9
  • @Amyp42472866
  • @AnnieSri1
  • @CollegemintO
  • @Emailsupport_NO
  • @EmilyLois6
  • @HelpSupport247
  • @Helpsupportuk
  • @HenryUs321
  • @HotmailNumber51
  • @JemashS
  • @Outlook_Number
  • @SaraFer55775851
  • @Saxenaabhi8011
  • @WilliamMonty12
  • @WilliamMonty12
  • @a2znumber
  • @alessiacara456
  • @browsersupport7
  • @contactforhelpn
  • @davidab08731645
  • @devismartin770
  • @easton_luis
  • @emailhesupport
  • @esupportnumber
  • @exprtfix
  • @gmailcontactno
  • @gmailtechhelpno
  • @google_numbers
  • @helptechsupp
  • @hotmailcontact0
  • @hotmailcontactn
  • @jessicaheden12
  • @msnemailrecover
  • @outlooksupportv
  • @petter69394767
  • @psupportnumber
  • @technic04030118
  • @technica_care_1
  • @tomcsseo
  • @vsolutionhelp
  • @yesmacker

IP addresses:

  • 162.255.119.209
  • 166.62.28.132
  • 166.62.30.117
  • 192.64.119.205
  • 198.54.116.76
  • 202.254.234.25
  • 208.91.198.91
  • 23.229.186.105
  • 34.208.200.47
  • 66.221.12.52

Individuals (possibly fake profiles):

Although we managed to identify clues pointing in the right direction, we have yet to disclose the name of individuals behind this operation.

Uday Singh
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100016798996222

Ramesh Mital
[email protected]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramesh-mital-4a4095115/

Vivek Kumar aka Vivek Singh
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011083728546

Anurag Kumar
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011070409556

Pawel Kowalczyk

Scam hunter. Mapping tech support scammers with OSINT. You can be my wingman any time.