Beware of USAA Bank "Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam
Jul 26, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended" or "Your USAA Checking/Savings Account Has Been Deactivated," 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 Account Is Temporarily Suspended
USAA Security Message
USAA SECURITY ZONE
Dear Valued Customer,
Your account is temporarily suspended due to an update in our security features, we were unable to update your account. For your protection, online access to your account will remain temporarily suspended until we properly verify your Identity.
To re-instate your access, click on the link below to start the update process.
Click here to login and proceed to verification
Safeguarding your information is a priority for USAA. Find out how we protect you by visiting our Security Center. We value your business and the opportunity to serve all your financial needs.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. To send a secure message to USAA, please contact us.
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 and contact USAA immediately.
This USAA phishing scam is similar to "Upgrade Your USAA Account”.
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