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Beware of Phishing Blockchain Emails Claiming you have Received a New Payment

2018-03-08T11:38:02  +
Beware of Phishing Blockchain Emails Claiming you have Received a New Payment

With Blockchain getting popular, online scammers have started taking advantage of it. The scammers are doing this by sending fake emails like the one below to potential victims, which ask them to click on a link in them that goes to a fake or phishing Blockchain website that will steal their Blockchain account credentials.

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The Phishing Blockchain Email

From: Blockchain <ioa@firstchoiceproduction.in>

Date: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:44 AM

Subject: New Payment Received

Blockchain Logo

New Payment

A payment has been received into your Wallet. To view the details , click on the link below.


Your Wallet ID: 5c48d35-e253y-533b-9ed2-8q15eb82631d

Use your unique ID to log into your Blockchain wallet.

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Copyright © 2017 Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. .

Click here to Unsubscribe

The link in the fake email goes to a fake Blockchain website located at hxxps://blockchafn.info. The legitimate website is located at https://www.blockchain.com/. This is why Blockchain account holders should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to https://www.blockchain.com/ and sign-in from there instead.

Blockchain account holders who have been tricked by the scam are asked to attempt to change their passwords and contact Blockchain for help.

To help protect their accounts against phishing scams Blockchain account holders can enable 2-Step-Verification on their accounts. This is an extra layer of security that will prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to their accounts even if they have stolen their account credentials. Click here for help enabling 2-Step-Verification.

To learn about Blockchain technology, click here.

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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2018 at 4:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De : Blockchain
    Envoyé : Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:12:34 PM
    Objet : fwd: 0.72091 BTC credited from Bittrex account.


    This is an automated notice that your wallet account has been credited from Bittrex account with funds in the amount of 0.72091 BTC.
    0.72091 BTC has been credited to email mandrake_@hotmail.com
    Date: 5/31/2018 18:12:34

    Details of the transaction you can see here on your blockchain account.

    Do not reply to this email. If you have a question, use the help section
    Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. All rights reserved."


  • Posted: Mar 7, 2018 at 11:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Richardson, Texas, United States

    I received a somewhat similar "bitcoin received" message as follows:


    You just received 1.566580 BitCoins incoming transfer from Enquiries.

    Sender: enquiries@wingsinternationalcuisine.co.uk
    Receiver: [email address removed for privacy]
    Amount: 1.566580 BTC
    Deadline: 14-03-2018 08:47:06

    Transfer has been made from account holder:
    8fd91c7c3cd1ed5d[truncated just in case...]

    Accept the transfer now:
    hxxp://bit.bitcoin-uk.ml/claim-now/ Jga3DH7iNBqclL

    Only 7 days remaining to accept your BitCoin transfer!
    If you do not accept this transfer, the money will be returned to sender.

    To claim your BitCoin please visit the link below:
    hxxp://bit.bitcoin-uk.ml/claim-now/ Jga3DH7iNBqclL

    Best regards,
    Enriqueta Carmona
    Bitcoin Account Manager"


  • Posted: Feb 27, 2018 at 8:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Riverside, California, United States

    Another one:

    From: Blockchain
    Subject: Payment Received
    Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10:35 AM
    Reply-To: Blockchain

    Payment Received

    A payment has been received into your Blockchain Wallet. To view the details of your transaction on the block chain, click the link below.
    Use your unique Wallet ID to log into your Blockchain wallet.
    Blockchain Download on the App Store GET IT ON Google Play Twitter Facebook
    Copyright © 2018 Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. All rights reserved.

    The team of Clouding.io
    CloudI NextGen S.L. B66356528 | Ronda General Mitre 25, bajos 2º | 08017 Barcelona (España)
    Políticas y Condiciones Legales

    All enclosed links pass through a tracking.blockveffort.com address, except for the clouding.io link.


  • Posted: Jan 28, 2018 at 4:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Zwolle, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands

    another scammer is using: info@blockchain.se


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2018 at 1:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Blockchain
    Date: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 8:53 PM
    Subject: Bitcoin Payment

    Bitcoin Payment

    Dear Customer.

    This is to notify you, that you received BTC 1.503847 in your Blockchain-Wallet.
    After bitcoin payment has been credited to your wallet, Blockchain confirms transaction using a 4-step Blockchain-Verification.
    To accept bitcoin payment of BTC 1.503847 click on the below link to enter your Blockchain Wallet-ID for confirmation.


  • Posted: Jan 2, 2018 at 1:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: BlockChain <4D6MIJEYZZ@blockchain.us>
    Date: 2018-01-01 1:12 PM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: JU7Q8XEQ7P4DD23XSXJ5VMWMT5WBHBZ7BWNA076D R436S67WUJXF960986104 [Payment received] Please accept BTC that you received !

    A Payment has been received into your blockchain wallet.

    Click here to accept

    This instruction has been sent to all blockchain users and ! is obligatory to follow.
    Thank you


  • Posted: Nov 7, 2017 at 1:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Sandra P Justin Subject: Blockchain support
    Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 9:52 AM

    Your Blockchain wallet received a payment!

    Your Blockchain wallet received bitcoin payment of $1320.20 from a wallet ID ending in ***3.

    Accept this payment below or Login to your Blockchain Wallet and click on accept payment at the top of your screen."