USAA Bank "Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam

USAA Bank Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended Phishing Scam

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.

The Phishing USAA Email Message

Subject: Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended

USAA Security Message



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.

Thank you,



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 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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  • August 31, 2020 at 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Houston, Texas, United States

    BEWARE FOLKS The Scammers are running Loose Again 08-31-2020

    o: "" <>

    Subject: Online has been Locked

    Date: Aug 31, 2020 12:19 PM

    Your account security is our priority.

    To validate your account, click here or the validation button below.

    Online USAA

    The link will expire in 24 hours, so be sure to use it right away.

    failure to confirm your record will result in account disabled. Please confirm your records.

    Want to know more?

    © 2020 USAA A5ccount Security

  • July 31, 2020 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    I found my debit card from another bank has been used fraudulently in the last few days and after calling the security dept of my bank last night to correct the issue caused by these thieves, I got the charges reversed and the account secured, but within an hour or so I received this email about my USAA account being suspended and that I need to login to update my info to correct this issue. I also have never had an account with USAA either. So I'm thinking someone wants me to enter my real banks info in the fake USAA login, so they can attack my account and do real damage. It's just a bit too convenient I think!

    It may just be a coincidence but I put nothing past these thieves!

    Still like to know how they got my Debit card numbers in the first place?

  • February 5, 2020 at 1:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Killeen, Texas, United States

    I got this scam saying my USAA SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT has been locked to please click on the address they gave me,but I don't even have an account with USAA BANK.

  • January 25, 2020 at 5:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    These scammers are now sending text messages with a fraudulent link to click on. Looks like they are doing cold calling text messages with hopes of hitting a sucker with an account at this bank. just delete it and don't click on anything.

  • September 18, 2016 at 10:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I get this at least once a week. I did not even know what USAA was, so I was certain that I did NOT have an account (suspended or not) with them!

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USAA Bank "Your Account Is Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam