It looks like it is that time again, when phishing emails are crawling out of the woodworks. None of the services we use is safe, as I just got a Google+ phishing mail. The ones that are reason for concern though, are the ones involving Bitcoin services.
As I mentioned last week , there is a new phishing mail going around pretending to be sent by BlockChain.info. In this e-mails, users are told they need to download the backup wallet client, which allegedly is a BlockChain.info product. Utter bollocks, of course, but still, people need to be warned to make sure no one loses their Bitcoins.
A few minutes ago, it was brought to my attention that a new “CoinBase” phishing email is going around. I jumped on this immediately, and asked if that person(@whywefight) could forward me the email, so I can warn you all about it.
These phishing emails are as old as the street, but are still a constant threat to uneducated Bitcoin users. I don’t mean uneducated in a bad way, but people need to be realise there are serious risks out there, especially with non-refundable digital currencies.
Most of these phishing attempts can be spotted from a mile away, assuming they actually don’t get filtered out by your email provider to begin with. Not to mention that they are usually written in what I like to call “Google Translate English”.
This recent “CoinBase” phishing email has a very short and simple message. It won’t fool any tech-savvy person , but the message does threaten to delete your account if you don’t click the link. I can see people falling for this unfortunately.
You can see a screenshot of this phishing email below :
Warn your friends and family about this new phishing attempt, so we can ensure everyone’s Bitcoins are safe from harm.
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