Beware of "Your USAA Profile Has Been Jeopardized" Phishing Scam
Jun 29, 2016
The USAA email message below with the subject: "Your USAA Profile Has Been Jeopardized," was NOT sent by USAA. The phishing email was created by scammers to trick USSA customers into entering their user names and passwords on a fake USAA website. Once the potential victims enter their usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients who have received the phishing email message, please do not click on the link or follow the instructions it.
Please continue reading below.
The Phishing USAA Email Message
Subject: Your USAA Profile Has Been Jeopardized
NIC Account Validation Alert USAA' View Accounts I Privacy Promise I Contact Us
USAA SECURITY ZONE
USAA # ending in: 5258
Due to our new security upgrades, We require all USAA Member to Re-validate their account information. So therefore, it is mandatory that you re-validate your USAA Account information in just three steps to continue enjoying your account with us and to avoid restriction.
Kindly use the button below to sign in into your account and validate your account details/information.
USAA values your business and is committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe.to learn how we protect your information, visit our Security Center. Thank you, USAA
USAA, 9800 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, Texas 78288
The fake website that the link in the phishing email message will take the potential victims to, was created to look exactly like the USAA website, to trick potential victims of this phishing scam into entering their USAA banking sign-in or login information on it, thinking that they are on the legitimate USAA website located at www.usaa.com. If potential victims enter their banking credentials on this bogus website, it will be sent to the scammers behind the fake website. With their banking credentials, the cybercriminals will be able to gain access to their USAA accounts.
Victims of the phishing scam are asked to change their USAA password now and contact USAA immediately. This USAA phishing scam is similar to "Upgrade Your USAA Account”.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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