Bitcoin Forum
November 25, 2020, 08:22:56 PM *
News: Bitcointalk Community Awards
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: BEWARE: Coinbase Phishing Emails  (Read 1122 times)
Suave
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 57
Merit: 0



View Profile
April 07, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
Last edit: April 07, 2014, 07:08:28 PM by Suave
 #1

I received an email from what I thought was Coinbase last night and if it weren't for my skeptical mind, I would have had my account compromised. The only difference I noticed was that the sender was 'Coinbase' (with single quotes) vs Coinbase (no quotes). I have reported this to Coinbase customer support, but I figured I would reach people quicker if I posted here as well.

Screenshot of email.

Fake email: secure13040@coinbase.com

Link in "Review Our New User Agreement" is

(Click link at your own risk, I did not click it.)
http://pemuotzdos.antakyali.net/.rc/?agreement=view_pEmuoTZDoS&id=myemailaddress@aol.com
https://i.imgur.com/Yd4sONf.png?1



Here is a real email from Coinbase.

Real Coinbase email: contact@coinbase.com

https://i.imgur.com/9gn0GTN.png?1
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
1606335776
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1606335776

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1606335776
Reply with quote  #2

1606335776
Report to moderator
ChuckBuck
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1120
Merit: 690


better everyday ♥


View Profile
April 07, 2014, 06:40:11 PM
 #2

Good heads up.  Also check to make sure the sender email is contact@coinbase.com or support@coinbase.com.

Anything other than that could most likely be phishing emails.

.freebitcoin.       ▄▄▄█▀▀██▄▄▄
   ▄▄██████▄▄█  █▀▀█▄▄
  ███  █▀▀███████▄▄██▀
   ▀▀▀██▄▄█  ████▀▀  ▄██
▄███▄▄  ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀  ▄▄██████
██▀▀█████▄     ▄██▀█ ▀▀██
██▄▄███▀▀██   ███▀ ▄▄  ▀█
███████▄▄███ ███▄▄ ▀▀▄  █
██▀▀████████ █████  █▀▄██
 █▄▄████████ █████   ███
  ▀████  ███ ████▄▄███▀
     ▀▀████   ████▀▀
BITCOIN
DICE
EVENT
BETTING
WIN A LAMBO !

.
            ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄███████████▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄██████████████████████████████████▄▄▄▄
▀██████████████████████████████████████████████▄▄▄
▄▄████▄█████▄████████████████████████████▄█████▄████▄▄
▀████████▀▀▀████████████████████████████████▀▀▀██████████▄
  ▀▀▀████▄▄▄███████████████████████████████▄▄▄██████████
       ▀█████▀  ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀  ▀█████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
.PLAY NOW.
serenitys
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126
Merit: 101

Be Here Now


View Profile
April 07, 2014, 06:40:43 PM
 #3

One more thing - Coinbase is in the US so Americans understand proper tense and would've said On (a PAST) date, our agreement WAS changed.

Since the first line sounds illiterate, it's either from a dumbass hacker or a foreigner.

That simple phrase - on jan...our user agreement has changed - would be red flag #1 and deposited to the trash bin as bs.

Then using agree and agreement redundantly is red flag #2.

And "kind regards" isn't usually a salutation from an American

We tend to go with Sincerely in general...or a thank you.

You say "anti government" like that's a bad thing...

Unfortunate times will bring out the best in good people and the worst in bad people
Suave
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 57
Merit: 0



View Profile
April 07, 2014, 06:43:34 PM
 #4

Good call. Glancing over the email, I didn't notice that. So that's why I posted here just incase someone else is curious.
add1ct3dd
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 441
Merit: 253


View Profile
April 07, 2014, 08:46:46 PM
 #5

If you ever get any emails that look untoward, NEVER click the links and go to the site itself to verify if you believe it to be legit.

If it is, when you login it should tell you.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!