Finally got the call from my dad I had been dreading.

Backstory: I bought bitcoin back in early 2016. Not a lot, I didn’t have a lot of money, but it became a lot over the course of the next year and a half. Along the way, I would periodically tell my dad about how my bitcoin was doing. He had a vague notion of what it was, but didn’t know anyone else who had some and got really curious. In October of last year I visited my dad (we live in different states) and he had me show him how to buy bitcoin. I explained the risks: that bitcoin was a new technology and there was a good chance it would crash and a small chance that he would lose all of his investment . He said he knew and had been doing some of his own research, and so I set him up on an exchange and he bought some bitcoin. Well we all know what happened a few months later in January and what the story has been since. I have been worried that he was angry at me for talking about, and helping him buy something that had crashed so spectacularly. Well yesterday I finally got a call from him. Surprisingly he wasn’t mad at all. He was calling to tell me that bitcoin had dropped below 4,000 and that he had just bought some more. He wanted to make sure I didn’t miss my chance. Got to hand it to him, he’s got guts.

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Just Got a Call from “Coinbase”

I just got a text from Coinbase giving me a verification code for my account, which I didn't initiate.

Then I got a call from "Coinbase." The guy on the line said I needed to change my password. When I told him I'd call Coinbase back, he stuttered and said, "Uh, what for? We're on the line now." I told him to scam someone else and that I was calling the FBI (lol). He called back and started with how I needed to change my password. I again told him not to call me and that I was going to contact the FBI.

I don't use Coinbase anymore (don't really dabble in cryptocurrency anymore), but I changed my password (online, not over the phone) anyway.
If someone calls asking for sensitive information, tell them you'll call the company back and give it to them then. YOU be in control of the call, not them. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up!

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