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Phishing Scam - "Warning; Your USAA Profile Will Be Placed On Hold"

2015-11-12T09:18:03 -  +
Phishing Scam - "Warning; Your USAA Profile Will Be Placed On Hold"

The USAA email message below with the subject: "Warning; Your USAA Profile Will Be Placed On Hold," 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

From: USAA Online Banking <voicemail@xfinityvoice.com>
Subject: Warning; Your USAA Profile Will Be Placed On Hold.

Note: This is a service message with information related to your USAA account(s). It may include specific details about transadions, products or online services. If you recently cancelled your account, please disregard this message.

FOR USAA MEMBERS USAA"'

Dear USAA Online sm Customer:,

We have detected an unusual activity in your account.We have temporarily de-activated your account for your own protection.Click on USAA Onlinesm to re-activate your account kindly update all your account details and personal information as soon as possible, so we can complete your security update. Click here to update your account www.USAA.com. If you are already logged on to USAA Online, you can see your message(s) at any time by visiting the Secure Message Center.

Thank you for being a valued USAA Online customer.

ABOUT THIS MESSAGE-This service message was delivered to you as a USAA customer to provide you with account updates and information about your account benefits.usAA values your privacy and your preferences.

If you want to contact USAA, please do not reply to this message, but instead go to www.USAA.com. For faster service, please enroll or log on to your account. Replies to this message will not be read or responded to.

Your personal information is protected by state-of-the-art technology. For more detailed security information or to update your privacy choices, go to our Online Privacy Notice.to change your e-mail address, please log on to USAA Online and click your e-mail address on the left-hand side of the My Accounts Page.

Regards,
USAA Online Helpdesk

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”.

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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2016 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

    I have received this phishing scam and I AM NOT even a member of USAA? Why would they choose my email?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 1, 2016 2:12 PM by info

      It was selected at random. Scammers harvest millions of email addresses and send malicious and phishing emails to them, hoping some potential victims take the bait.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 1, 2016 8:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Largo, United States

    I reported the above e-mail to abuseusaa.com and called them on the phone about it and I still get this message every day numerous times; they told me to send it to my spam box-not very helpful.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 30, 2016 11:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tazewell, United States

    Also seeing:

    "From: voicemail (AT) xfinityvoice (DOT) com
    Subject YOUR USAA PROFILE IS IN DANGER"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 29, 2016 7:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oceanside, United States

    I have received at least a half-dozen of these scams in the past week or so; two in the past half-hour. I wish someone could get these scumbags off the internet, and even off the planet.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 19, 2016 7:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:
    "Your USAA Profile Will Be Suspended"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 14, 2016 12:39 AM by info

    There is another phishing scam with the subject: "USAA 1 New Message in Secure Message Center.‏"

    delete


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