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      If you receive an email claiming you’ve made a $650 purchase in Bitcoin through PayPal, be cautious, especially if you don’t own a PayPal account. A recent scam has surfaced targeting individuals with detailed personal information, including email addresses, phone numbers, and names, without their consent or knowledge of having a PayPal account.

      Scam Details:

      • Location of Targeted Individual: OH, USA – 43203
      • Scammer Contact Number: (888) 988-4106
      • Fraudulent Website/Claim: Impersonating PayPal
      • Scam Type: Cryptocurrency
      • Date Reported: December 19, 2023

      The scammers have sent emails to unsuspecting victims, falsely informing them of a Bitcoin purchase. These emails are sophisticated and may seem legitimate at first glance, as they contain accurate personal details. However, it’s crucial to recognize that this is a phishing attempt or a scam to extract more information or money from the recipients.

      If you’ve encountered a similar scam or have been a victim of this specific scheme, please share your story. Your experience could help others identify and avoid similar scams. Remember, sharing detailed information about your encounter can significantly aid in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigations and potentially help track down the scammer(s).

      Stay vigilant and always verify any financial transactions through official channels.

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