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 <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:44 AM
Subject: New Payment Received
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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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.
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