Phishing Scam - "Suntrust Urgent Account Notice"
Jan 25, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Suntrust Urgent Account Notice," is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by SunTrust Banks, Inc, an American bank holding company. The message was instead sent by cyber-criminals to trick potential victims into clicking on the link within the email message, which will take them to a phishing /fake Suntrust website. The phishing website looks exactly like the Suntrust’s website, which will trick a lot of Suntrust’s customers, who have received the fake email message, into entering their usernames and passwords on it. Once the victims have entered their Suntrust’s online account credentials (usernames and passwords) on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to gain access their accounts, and use the accounts fraudulently.
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The Phishing Suntrust Email Message
Subject: Suntrust Urgent Account Notice
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:29:35 -0600
Kindly Move This Message To Inbox Folder
Dear Suntrust Customer.
Your Suntrust Internet Banking account has been temporary suspended.
We require you to Unlock your account Unlock Access. Or click the link below
Suntrust Security Department
Suntrust’s customers, who were tricked into entering their account credentials (username and password) on the fake or phishing website, should attempt to change their passwords, and contact Suntrust immediately.
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