Coinbase Spam Emails
Emails such as this could also be known as Coinbase spam emails. If you received this email or a similar one and it has gone to your junk or spam folder simply ignore it.
Most modern email providers should pick this fake Coinbase email up as junk mail so as long as you have not clicked any links in this phishing email there is nothing to worry about.
Coinbase Phishing Email Example
The picture below appears legit but the actual link takes you to a website that is NOT Coinbase. The scammers are attempting to mimic the Coinbase website and intercept your login details.
This is an actual example of a phishing email sent to my own email address. This fake Coinbase email attempted to take me to the following website: https://kelakam.com/mail-content/mail.php
Action Required Please accept our new user agreement Dear Customer, Our user agreement was recently updated. You can read more about these changes in our help center. At your earliest convenience, please sign in to your coinbase account to accept the new User Agreement. You'll need to accept the new terms to continue using coinbase services. How do I verify my identity? 1. Sign in to your coinbase account by visiting https://kelakam.com/mail-content/mail.php 2. Once you sign in, you will automatically be prompted to accept our new User Agreement. 3. After accepting the agreement, you'll be all set to continue to use coinbase services. Thank you for being a part of coinbase. Sincerely, The coinbase Team
The fake Coinbase website has since been taken offline. The problem with phishing websites in general is they are so valuable to criminals. As one is taken offline another one will pop up in its place.
If you believe you may have entered details into a fake Coinbase website I would suggest contacting Coinbase directly at https://www.coinbase.com/ and informing them of it.
Alternatively, check out the Forums for the latest scams posted as we get them.