'Transaction Received' Email Scam Description
There is a new online tactic that targets users who use cryptocurrencies – the 'Transactions Received' email scam. This online con is also known as 'Transactions received into blockchain wallet' email scam.
The 'Transactions Received' email scam claims that the recipient's cryptocurrency wallet has been topped up with 0.55 BTC, which is about $5,200. It is understandable why such a sum would attract the attention of users and why they may want to investigate more. To make the scheme believable, the 'Transactions Received' email carries the logo of Blockchain.com. Furthermore, the fraudulent email also contains links to the official Blockchain.com applications for iPhone and Android. The recipient of the fake email will be required to click on a link, which is meant to confirm the transaction and help them claim the money. However, if the users click on the provided link, they will be redirected to the website of the con-artists.
Once the user has accessed the conmen's Web page, they will be asked to provide details like complete name, date of birth, home address, email address, phone number, etc. The targeted users even may be required to fill in their banking details. In some instances, users targeted by the 'Transactions Received' email scam may be asked to pay a fee to process the non-existent payment.
You should not trust messages or emails that offer you money for free, as it is a scheme, definitely. Be very wary when you receive emails from unknown sources as misleading emails are very common.