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Fake Coinbase Support Phone Number 1-888-455-1155

BitcoinWhosWho received a couple reports about a Coinbase support phone scam. 1-888-455-1155 is not a real Coinbase support number! It’s a fake that shows up in a lot of web search results.

The scam according to one report.

Users google “coinbase phone support” and get a phone number from google’s search results that leads them to a sophisticated scam in which an operator tells them to send money…

The scam has yielded at least 13.75 BTC so far.

Reported Bitcoin Addresses
13cumVEbnT3SSaYGtFzoQojwkMzT8ZGHud
3J9NPJ2sgUms19xnhL9MB2Ms7ynydzyBgb Continue reading Fake Coinbase Support Phone Number 1-888-455-1155

Don’t Be Fooled By Colnbase or MyEthenWallet Scams

We received two somewhat convincing phishing emails recently from colnbase.support and myethenwallet.com. Hilarious misspelling aside, it’s not so funny if one of these scams tricks you into entering your private information on the bogus websites they provide.

BitcoinWhosWho does not have any bitcoin addresses associated, please report if you know any! Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled By Colnbase or MyEthenWallet Scams

Million Dollar MyBTGWallet Scam

BitcoinWhosWho received multiple reports from around the world about a bitcoin scam run by “mybtgwallet.com” today. The total received by the addresses reported so far exceeds 261 BTC.

Actual accounts taken from selected scam reports

This site was listed on the official bitcoingold.org website as a wallet provider. It has since been removed…

Phished the mnemonic seed and stole many people’s coins. The site was linked from official bitcoin gold website.

Continue reading Million Dollar MyBTGWallet Scam

The arbX Digital Ponzi Scheme Exit

We received multiple scam reports of a likely 3000 BTC ponzi exit in South Africa yesterday. Jonathan Weltman, founder of arbX Digital (@arbXdigital), informed his investors he lost all funds via email a few days after the twittersphere erupted with complaints about no redemptions or communications.

From one informant.

arbX ran a crypto fund doing mostly arbitrage. Just a few days ago the founder sent out emails to all investors explaining how he has lost all funds Continue reading The arbX Digital Ponzi Scheme Exit

The Austin Cain Facebook Scam

We received multiple reports of a bitcoin scam run by “Austin Cain” on Facebook going dark this week. It sounds like a classic ponzi scheme exit.

This is one of the “Invest Coins with Austin” addresses 1FXNLk9BVUt7fCHuu8GQtSCukR4CiyYA6D with total received balance of 39.84 BTC. The Facebook group is no longer accessible. It appears the ponzi is over and Austin is on the run. One of our informants has reported him to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

You can run but it’s hard to hide forever on the Bitcoin blockchain Austin.

These are some other of his scam addresses Continue reading The Austin Cain Facebook Scam