Paypal Phishing/Coinbase in One Image

There is a current wave of Paypal phishing emails ongoing. I already received a few of them. This time, the spam is based on a simple JPEG image. The subject has always this format (with the date changing):

Your PayPal Order Receipt from Aug 25, 2022

The mail body contains the following image:

As you can read, they mention no mail e-mail them but there is phone number. This number was always the same across the samples I received. When you have a phone number, you call it! So I tried...

I called multiple times, at different hours (I'm based in the CET timezone so I tried to call in the morning, afternoon and evening) but no luck! Nobody picked up the phone. It keeps ringing forever... Some people already reported this number is suspicious[1][2]. If you prepare a phishing attack you expect that victims will call! I'm disappointed by the lack of reactivity! Maybe they filter incoming calls based on the international code? (In my case, I called from a Belgian SIP line, international code +32)

[1] https://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/2392063973
[2] https://spamcalls.net/en/number/12392063973

Xavier Mertens (@xme)
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Senior ISC Handler - Freelance Cyber Security Consultant
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Aug 26th 2022

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