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Beware of "Suntrust Urgent Account Notice‏" Phishing Scam

2016-01-25T09:06:20 -  +
Beware of "Suntrust Urgent Account Notice‏" Phishing Scam

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.


The Phishing Suntrust Email Message

Subject: Suntrust Urgent Account Notice‏
From: helpmailss@bt.net
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:29:35 -0600

Suntrust Logo

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

https://www.suntrust.com /unlockacess/cgh/update/

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.

It is important to remember never to click on a link to sign into your online accounts. Always go directly to your online account providers’ websites by, typing the website address or name in your web browser, or using a popular Search Engine to locate the website. This simple tip is the best and most effective way of preventing phishing scams.

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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2017 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Spring Valley, California, United States

    I received an email telling me I won millions from another country. It said it was deposited in a SunTrust bank in New York. Is it real?


    • Posted: Sep 18, 2017 at 5:15 PM by info

      Ask yourself this, did you enter any game or lottery to win to millions of dollars. If your answer is no, then the email is not real or is a scam. And, remember, never send personal information or money to anyone who claims that you have won money. This is how scammers trick potential victims into sending them their personal information and money. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask you to do so.


  • Posted: Oct 24, 2016 at 6:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ohio, United States

    I received this in my email account:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: SunTrust
    Sent: Sun, Oct 23, 2016 10:07 pm
    Subject: New Message from SunTrust Online

    Ðear νaΙued custοmer:

    Yοur accοunt has been Ιοcked tempοrariΙy in οrder tο prοtect it. We οbserνed muΙtipΙe Ιοgin
    attempt errοr while Ιοgin in tο yοur οnΙine banking accοunt. We haνe beΙieνed that someοne
    other than yοu is trying tο access yοur accοunt.

    Tο restοre yοur accοunt, pΙease Sign-in to yοur οnΙine banking accοunt

    2016 SunTrust Customer Care"

    Just wanted to let you know it's happening again.


  • Posted: Jul 7, 2016 at 9:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - - start of scam - -
    From: "SUN TRUST"
    Date: May 20, 2016 at 6:36:31 PM MDT
    Subject: PLEASE READ: Message from SUNTRUST

    Dear Customer,
    We noticed many attempts to Sign On your account. Due to our security system you
    need to verify your details with us.
    Please, SIGN ON and provide your details correctly.


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