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August 10, 2014, 06:28:37 AM
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haha.. gotcha on the topic.. but on a more serious note.

user info has been leaked and some people, whether users of blockchain or not, are receiving automated phone calls saying their info is compromised and are provided a link to log into their accounts to verify.  obviously this is fake.  i wont post the fake links as i believe they also contain malware.

numbers i have seen..

702-537-0958 this number has been used in the past for some political related survey and probably identity collection scams as seen via google search

877-400-9321 this seems to be a real company based in staten island ny.. not sure why they are part of it.. maybe their phone systems have been compromised

be aware..
protect your btc..

on a side note, don't keep more than your spending habits with a 3rd party
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August 10, 2014, 06:33:59 AM
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Its a good thing I dont use Blockchain XD  Gotta love my paper wallet
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August 10, 2014, 06:51:34 AM
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Something tells me that the phone numbers were collected in some other manner and the scam artists are just hoping that people have blockchain wallets without 2FA.

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August 10, 2014, 06:52:48 AM
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Blockchain.info is fine if you set up the additional security features and dont go logging into phising sites or giving your details away to random phone callers.

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August 10, 2014, 07:15:44 AM
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Something tells me that the phone numbers were collected in some other manner and the scam artists are just hoping that people have blockchain wallets without 2FA.

They almost certainly did this and I'm sure blockchain.info has not been comprimised. It's usually what happens when you get spam mails or calls from bank fraudsters. They just send mass blanket emails out to everyone hoping they snare at least someone.
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August 10, 2014, 07:27:35 AM
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Something tells me that the phone numbers were collected in some other manner and the scam artists are just hoping that people have blockchain wallets without 2FA.

this is probable

i would think craigslist as a suspect, but unfortunately, i have a different phone number for craigslist dealings and the scam came in NOT on that number.

i don't think they are robocalling everyone with bitcoin scams like google adwords.. we wont be there for a few years..

i REALLY would like to figure out how they managed to get my number to robocall me with this scam so i can know who and how my personal info was leaked to spammers
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August 10, 2014, 07:29:21 AM
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If there was a leak or problem directly from blockchain then we wouldve heard about something from Anton. This is probably just phishers doing what phishers do.

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August 10, 2014, 07:40:59 AM
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Something tells me that the phone numbers were collected in some other manner and the scam artists are just hoping that people have blockchain wallets without 2FA.

this is probable

i would think craigslist as a suspect, but unfortunately, i have a different phone number for craigslist dealings and the scam came in NOT on that number.

i don't think they are robocalling everyone with bitcoin scams like google adwords.. we wont be there for a few years..

i REALLY would like to figure out how they managed to get my number to robocall me with this scam so i can know who and how my personal info was leaked to spammers

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August 10, 2014, 08:00:35 AM
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Blockchain.info is reasonably safe so long as you activate 2FA and avoid mobile usage

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August 11, 2014, 08:41:42 AM
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2fa has nothing to do with the subject at hand
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