PayPal You Sent a Payment to Coinbase Inc Scam

PayPal You Sent a Payment to Coinbase Inc Scam

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

Date: July 19, 2021 at 10:47:00 AM CDT

Subject: Receipt For Your Payment to Coinbase Inc


Transaction ID:9485BNMK362500M

Hello ,

You sent a payment of $799.99 to Coinbase Inc.

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account


Coinbase Inc

Instructions to merchant

You haven't entered any instructions.


Unit price



Order ID - 8057000002213005112





$799.99 USD


$799.99 USD


$799.99 USD

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

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click Help in the top right corner of any PayPal page or please contact us toll free at 1-888-288-5211.

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2211 North First Street

San Jose California 95131

United States


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  • November 28, 2022 at 9:36 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account Team <>

    Sent: Monday, November 28, 2022, 02:41:10 AM EST

    Subject: Order Confirmation

    Greetings from PAYPAL 


    Thank you for using our services. We would like to inform you that your transaction was successfully transferred from your PAYPAL account to COINBASE.

    If you have any question then do not hesitate to contact us on 1 (804) 609-0245. 

    Transaction Details are given below 

    Amount :  $ 541.37

    Transaction id : 019640941

    Payment Type : PAYPAL Credit 

    Date : November 28th 2022

    Thank You.

    PayPal Inc."

  • November 14, 2022 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I received this today: 14 Nov 2022 with Header: Reminder – You have paid an invoice.

    The text reads:

    Please pay your invoice

    Coinbase would like to remind you to pay invoice 849874.

    Amount due: €449.00 EUR

    Due date: November 14, 2022

    View and Pay Invoice


    Seller note to customer

    Dear Customer, You sent a payment of 449. 00 EUR to Coinbase Corporation. If you did not make this payment or to cancel this transaction, please call our Help Desk number: 44 1223 92 6631 Cancellation after 48 hours from this email won't be valid for a refund. Have a great day! PayPal® Help Desk 44 1223 92 6631


    Don't know this seller?

    You can safely ignore this invoice if you're not buying anything from this seller. PayPal won't ask you to call or send texts to phone numbers in an invoice. We don't ask for your credentials or auto-debit money from your account against any invoices. Contact us if you're still not sure.

    Reported to PayPal. B****y scammers.

  • November 10, 2022 at 11:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, Village of, Wisconsin, United States

    Received one of these today. The subject line was "Reminder - You have paid an invoice". The body of the email says "Please pay your invoice" and in the seller not to the customer " sent a payment of $449.00 USD to Coinbase Corporation"

    So, which is it; is my payment still due or have I already paid it? These guys really aren't that clever, are they? ;)

  • October 31, 2022 at 1:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Soma, San Francisco, California, United States

    Same here, with this number: "dispute regarding the Payment and issue a Refund at 1 (888) 324-3921"

  • July 15, 2022 at 11:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Got a text from from this number sending me an invoice e from PayPal that I owe them money from coin base:

    1 (669) 888-1441

  • March 9, 2022 at 9:24 PM by info

    Another scam:

    "From: PayPal_Store

    Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 6:13 AM

    Subject: Order Confirmation

    Coinbase Global Inc. received a payment from you.

    Thank you for choosing PayPal to pay for your Coinbase Global, Inc. order on 

    March 3, 2022. We'd like to let you know that your $607.90 purchase will appear in your account within the next 24 hours.

    Coinbase Inc. Merchant Information

    Invoice Number: BITxx9012

    Buy exchange rate 1 BTC =$43421.70

    0.014 BTC

    Transaction Fee





    Specifications for Delivery

    A final confirmation will be sent to your registered email address as soon as possible. PayPal Credit as a method of payment, Within 24 hours, and this information will appear on your statement as PayPal- Coin base. Please call us at toll-free 1-808-809-9585  if you did not complete this transaction.

    Customer Support: 1-808-809-9585"

  • March 3, 2022 at 8:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    I just got an email but it doesn't say it's from paypal although it does say it will show up as "PayPal Coin Base". It's kind of funny b/c it says the totally amount is $899.99 but then in another place it lists it as $809.7. It gives a different phone number. 808-300-5117. Which I think is a HawaiI code.

    This is the "address":

    San Jose Street 12, 34567 CA

  • February 24, 2022 at 12:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Sciota Township, Laingsburg, Michigan, United States

    I got this same one in my Spam folder, exact same wording with PayPal's logo on 2/19/22! "Coinbase" & upwards of $800 being lied about. They'll keep going under new names...

  • February 2, 2022 at 9:21 AM by an anonymous user from: Lansing, Michigan, United States

    I got one today too and when I called they asked for my name and when I didn't give them my name a heavy accented jerk tried to get loud with me. I told him off and hung up. This is a scam.

  • February 1, 2022 at 2:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Athens, Ohio, United States

    Yep I got a Paypal-Coinbase purchase scam today via email from a sender I don't recognize. Don't call or reply!

  • January 11, 2022 at 9:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

    You might think our government would put these criminals in jail, but it may be that the criminals and our government s are one and the same

  • November 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from: Hampden, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

    Thank you for this info, I received an email the same as it is . And it's good I already closed my paypal account 3yrs ago already. It's really scary there is a lot of scam going on.

  • October 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I called the phone number and someone answered but then it was dead air. Can they do something based on me just calling them?

    • October 28, 2021 at 8:36 AM by info

      No, you will have give them your details.

  • October 12, 2021 at 12:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Hillsborough, Tampa, Florida, United States

    Got one today from:

    from "Hayley Roach".

    What was worse I just started talking to a Hayley about an hour beforehand.

    So I thought I was being directly targeted. Yikes.

  • October 4, 2021 at 3:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Onslow, Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

    I just spoke to Michelle at Paypal customer service and I am so relieved to know that this email is fake. I have wasted so much time and worry over this. I hope God punishes this criminal in ways he will never forget. Thanks-Lona

  • October 4, 2021 at 9:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States

    The use a phony return email address and are never prosecuted by any government agency because it's simply too much trouble to go after the millions of tRUMP-like con-men who do this. May they all rot in h**l. Pay Pall could care less about these scams. They totally ignore them becuse they have absolutely no impact on their bottom line.

  • August 28, 2021 at 9:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

    I get 2 or 3 off these scam emails every week. I forward them all to PayPal but they continue.

  • August 12, 2021 at 6:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I was told I'd "paid" over $1,250 using Coinbase. The mail, supposedly from PayPal, gave a San Jose address, only the city name was spelled "Sen Jose." The toll free number appearing in my email was 1-800-581-0480. Don't know how I could have paid that sum, given that I've never even heard of Coinbase up to now.

  • August 10, 2021 at 2:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

    Got same email today from

    Very annoying!

  • August 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Hillsborough, Ruskin, Florida, United States

    received same email

  • August 1, 2021 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Lake Worth, Florida, United States

    I received this email today from

    I have had several other PayPal emails asking me to contact 888-288-5211 to update my information and unlock my account.

  • July 31, 2021 at 12:01 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Got one today from same wording

  • July 26, 2021 at 11:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I just got one of these scam emails. It is awful that people try to upset others by doing pure evil. Don't they have something better to do with their time? It's pitiful.

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