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      • Scam Contact Number: +1 (870) 345-4916
      • Target Location: IL, USA – 62010
      • Scam Type: Cryptocurrency
      • Date Reported: March 4, 2024

      Description of the Scam: An individual received an email falsely claiming to be from PayPal concerning a Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency transaction. The email instructed the victim to call a provided phone number. Upon contacting the number, the victim spoke with an individual with a foreign accent who identified himself as part of the victim’s local credit union. The victim was deceived into providing their Social Security number during the call.

      If you have received similar emails, interacted with the phone number +1 (870) 345-4916, or been approached by someone claiming to represent PayPal or your local credit union regarding cryptocurrency transactions, please share your story. Any additional information about how you were contacted, what information was requested, and any follow-up actions you took can help prevent others from becoming victims of similar scams.

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