The Phishing USAA Email Message
From: USAA Bank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 7/19/16 12:17 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Account Update Required! ***Security Measures***
Dear Valued Customer,
Due to recent unfortunate events occurring as claimed by our treasured customers in recent weeks of their accounts getting compromised, we at USAA have decided to implement a fraud prevention measure to checkmate these unfortunate events from reoccurring.
In order to achieve that we need you to update your data in our database as we also intend to register your current IP address to ascertain online impersonators.
Log On To Update Your Information.
Note! Failure to comply will lead to online service suspension but in the interest of our valued customers.
USAA Online Banking.
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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”.