Coinbase just sent $1k in btc to everyone who received a false “2fa changed” message and then immediately sold crypto

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I guess because some people panic sold. Imagine a bank doing that! I’m pretty blown away. Only in the crypto world does “bank error in your favor, receive $1000” actually exist (well, where you can legally keep it anyway!)

The email:

We’re contacting you to follow up on a recent issue Coinbase experienced that resulted in an erroneous 2-step verification notification sent to you on August 27, 2021. We want to assure you that at no point was the security of your account compromised.

Based on your trade activity after receiving that notification, it looks like you sold or withdrew some or all of your crypto. We recognize that this issue may have resulted in a poor experience for you.

We want to make this right by issuing a one-time credit to your account $1000 USD worth of BTC. This credit will be issued to your Coinbase.com account within the next 24 hours. There is no action you need to take in order to receive this credit.

Our goal is to be the most trusted crypto platform, and our work is never done when it comes to the security and support of our customers.

If you need any additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Two hours later .02 btc hit my account. What a time to be alive.

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