The USAA email message below: "We would like to remind you that we have restricted your account for security reasons," 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.
The Phishing USAA Email Message
Subject: Security Alert
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We would like to remind you that we have restricted your account for security reasons. You are required to verify your usaa membership with us online in order to continue using our extended services and unlock your account.
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We value your business and the opportunity to serve all your financial needs.
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Please do not reply to this e-mail.to send a secure message to USAA, please contact us.
USAA, 9800 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, Texas 78288-9876
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”.