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      A concerning scam has been reported, involving a fraudulent Bitcoin purchase transaction dated January 26th, 2024. The scam involves an invoice for the purchase of 0.006 BTC for $569.99, with detailed transaction identifiers provided to lend credibility to the fraudulent claim. The payment was supposedly processed through PayPal, but confirmation was sent to an unsuspecting individual’s email.

      Scam Details:

      • Transaction Date: January 26th, 2024
      • Invoice ID: INV NO.# 252233/T-HG/1XNZX
      • Order ID: NT1049D2K599
      • Transaction ID: 109H0SM177CXY7MKQ3F7VV5HD4DAZ5yD
      • Targeted Individual’s Location: PA, USA – 16928
      • Scammer’s Contact Number: (804) 435-5947
      • Scammer’s Alleged Location: San Jose, CA – 95131
      • Name Used: Irvin Mckee
      • Type of Scam: Cryptocurrency
      • Date Reported: January 27, 2024

      This incident highlights a sophisticated attempt to deceive individuals into believing they are involved in an unauthorized cryptocurrency transaction. The use of detailed transaction data and the impersonation of legitimate payment processing platforms like PayPal are tactics designed to alarm recipients and potentially manipulate them into taking unadvised actions that could compromise their financial security.

      For OSINT Investigations:

      • The specific transaction details, including invoice and order IDs, could be traced back to any real transactions or used to uncover patterns in the scammer’s operations.
      • The contact number provided might offer leads on the scammer’s identity or other scams operated by the same individual or group.
      • The alleged location of the scammer and the name used might help identify related fraudulent activities or cross-reference databases for similar complaints.

      If you have encountered a scam involving Bitcoin purchases, unauthorized transactions, or received suspicious transaction confirmations to your email, sharing your story can help. Your insights could provide valuable information for ongoing investigations and help others recognize and avoid similar scams. Please include any details that could be relevant, such as transaction IDs, contact information provided by the scammer, and the methods used to contact you.

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