The fake PayPal order confirmation email below, which claims the recipients have sent a payment to Coinbase Inc, and have the option of cancelling it, is a phishing scam. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into contacting them via the fake PayPal technical support telephone number 1 888-288-5211.
The "PayPal You Sent a Payment to Coinbase Inc" Scam
From: Eric PLATON email@example.com
Date: July 19, 2021 at 10:47:00 AM CDT
Subject: Receipt For Your Payment to Coinbase Inc
You sent a payment of $799.99 to Coinbase Inc.
It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account
Instructions to merchant
You haven't entered any instructions.
Order ID - 8057000002213005112
Charge will appear on your credit card statement as 'PAYPAL *Coinbase Inc*'
Payment sent to Coinbase Inc
Invoice ID: 8057000002213005112
Issues with this transaction?
You have 10 days from the date of the transaction to open a dispute in the Resolution Center.
For More Information Call us:- (888) 288-5211
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