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January 23, 2019, 09:08:48 AM
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Obvious scam email :




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January 23, 2019, 09:17:35 AM
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Obvious scam email :
First of all, anyone should know that any exchanger will not tell their customer to send fund to a new wallet. So, the email you received is fake and scam.

And
Any update regarding the update on coinbase can be seen from: https://status.coinbase.com/
But there is no information regarding the so-called update.
So news of update is 100% false.

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January 23, 2019, 07:34:29 PM
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I think the scammers have exploited about the announcement of some platforms "LocalBitcoins Scheduled Maintenance on Monday [Don't Freak Out] " for a period of downtime due to scheduled maintenance as a means of scamming others.
If there is such a kind of periodic maintenance will be announced in the official social media as in previous times.[1]
Delete those messages and do not send money unless you verify the address.

[1] Coinbase is performing maintenance-Twitter

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January 23, 2019, 07:56:02 PM
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I think the scammers have exploited about the announcement of some platforms "LocalBitcoins Scheduled Maintenance on Monday [Don't Freak Out] " for a period of downtime due to scheduled maintenance as a means of scamming others.
If there is such a kind of periodic maintenance will be announced in the official social media as in previous times.[1]
Delete those messages and do not send money unless you verify the address.

[1] Coinbase is performing maintenance-Twitter
Scammers are always active and they are trying to discover a new way of scamming and this is one of the discovered technique of them to scam people. Those we will fall on their trap will be looser.

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January 23, 2019, 08:16:25 PM
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When giving email updates, Coinbase only uses @coinbase and @updates.coinbase.com as domain. Not sure if there's another one aside from that.

Anyhow people just have to used their common sense even it's a first time encounter with that kind of email content.

Im just wondering where those fraudsters got some email lists for spamming purposes.

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January 23, 2019, 08:26:03 PM
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When giving email updates, Coinbase only uses @coinbase and @updates.coinbase.com as domain. Not sure if there's any.

Anyhow people just have to used their common sense even it's a first time encounter with that kind of email content.

Im just wondering where those fraudsters got some email lists for spamming purposes.
Usually, spammers got the email from the spreadsheet of bounty campaign from those bounty campaigns who take email address. Maximum time it is fraudulent bounty campaign and also sometime it may be a valid campaign. They took email address to check matching email address with the registered email address, also they took it if require any KYC. Also, many a scammer collect email address from a fake site where users register and they just collect email. Recently smhPoker created a fake giveaway from where smhPoker collected a lots of email while people sign up on his website..

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January 24, 2019, 12:05:22 AM
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Wow, it's so basic that it's probably effective on a few % of naive users...
"move your funds to the following wallets, thank you, goodbye"

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January 24, 2019, 12:32:29 AM
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Wow, it's so basic that it's probably effective on a few % of naive users...
"move your funds to the following wallets, thank you, goodbye"
Yes, it is effective few percents of people and making them conscious OP has created the topic but don't think those people usually see these types of posts.

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January 24, 2019, 12:59:36 AM
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Wow, it's so basic that it's probably effective on a few % of naive users...
"move your funds to the following wallets, thank you, goodbye"

I agree. There might be new users to fall for this trap so I wouldn't be surprise and its going to be a painful rude awakening for them, so be careful.

But its obviously a scam and those people behind are taking advantage of every situation. And if you look closely they only provided the wallets and not the private key as supposedly written in the email.

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January 24, 2019, 01:12:29 AM
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And if you look closely they only provided the wallets and not the private key as supposedly written in the email.
Why they will provide the private key? And how they will manage too many private keys as they have to send too many people. Do you think the same private key as they send same wallet id that is not possible too as many people will check private key and if anyone can see any fund then s/he will not make any delay to transfer to his/her main wallet. In this way, the scammer will not get any benefit.

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January 24, 2019, 03:15:58 AM
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Hey supremus op, it might be nice to add the email from where you got the info, some of us might want to add it to blacklist, because some of us have the power lol

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January 24, 2019, 06:01:04 AM
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Hey supremus op, it might be nice to add the email from where you got the info, some of us might want to add it to blacklist, because some of us have the power lol

I didn't receive the email in question. Apparently it changes every time. Same for the blockchain addresses provided.
I just saw this topic on reddit and thought I'd warn you guys about it :
https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/aiv16a/psa_dont_fall_for_this_coinbase_email_scam_going/




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January 24, 2019, 12:27:40 PM
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Use your common sense. No hosted wallet should ever ask you to send funds directly to their cold storage, even if this is a needed action. All your funds are stored on their online hot wallets anyways (plus a portion in their cold storage already). If they wanted to move it somewhere safe, they can do it without asking you to take any action.

But these phishing emails for both wallets and exchanges have really increased in volume over the past year or so. And not only emails, but fake twitter accounts, giveaways, etc. etc.

Just be careful with any "official" accounts asking you to send money to one of the addresses that they provide, on their PR account or via an email. Research, and if anything seems sketchy, don't bite. I do wonder how the scammer obtains their emailing list, though.

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January 24, 2019, 02:45:49 PM
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I do wonder how the scammer obtains their emailing list, though.

Maybe because of this supposedly hacker?

https://www.cryptolinenews.com/2019/01/hacked-kyc-data/

It doesn't say though that Coinbase is included in the list of the hacked exchanges. But as we have noted already, hackers are intelligent and possible that they might be using this hacked KYC data to proliferate their bad intentions.

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January 24, 2019, 02:59:38 PM
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Well, it's not even similar to email from Coinbase. Coinbase message looks different. For example, background color is light blue, not dark blue. But I'm sure that more or less people have fallen in this scam. Because people sometimes are really naive, others just don't have experience in crypto world to realize that's scam attempt. I'm on phone now, so I can't check ballance of these wallets, but I'm sure it's not empty.

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Well, it's not even similar to email from Coinbase. Coinbase message looks different. For example, background color is light blue, not dark blue. But I'm sure that more or less people have fallen in this scam. Because people sometimes are really naive, others just don't have experience in crypto world to realize that's scam attempt. I'm on phone now, so I can't check ballance of these wallets, but I'm sure it's not empty.
On BTC 0 Transaction: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1DmJnCFmkX9dx7WD6hWio47bP1ZZFsXwzT
On ETH 0 transaction: https://ethplorer.io/address/0x236d1ab817acac30d573f541f7c51200d91b51a2#pageSize=100
ETC 0 transaction: http://gastracker.io/addr/0x887A2a703E2A7422b74098E0bB5CFe81Fd384A9
So I think still not received any dollar and no one has been scammed.

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So I think still not received any dollar and no one has been scammed.

That is only if they're using the same address in each email.



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