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Coinbase customers lost more than 940,000 XRP for fake XRP giveaways on YouTube

Thomas Silkjær, founder and CEO of XRPlorer, a firm specializing in data research related to XRP, recently reported Coinbase customers transferred more than 940,000 XRP to scammers offering fake giveaways on YouTube. This is almost ten times more than the ‘booty’ calculated on August 16.

On Sunday, XRPlorer posted figures showing scammers making headlines on YouTube recently. Among those who fell into the trap are users of Coinbase, Uphold, Crypto.com, Binance, Kraken, and Litebit exchanges.

Data shared by Thomas Silkjær reveals criminals pocketing a total of 206,000 XRP ($ 65,302 at current rates) from all platforms.

However, later, the founder corrected that, only Coinbase users transferred 360,000 XRP (up from 97,500 XRP) to the nefarious address.

On August 17, Thomas Silkjær tweeted that the amount surpassed 940,000 XRP from Coinbase alone.

XRp scam giveaways

Source: Twitter

Silkjær has called on Coinbase’s support service to warn users not to transfer money to scammers.

At the time of writing, XRP is trading at $ 0.317.

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