"Your USAA Online Profile has been Temporarily De-Activated for Security Reason" Phishing Scam
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The "Your USAA Online Profile has been Temporarily De-Activated for Security Reason" Scam
From: .USAA <email@example.com>
To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:53:37 PM CDT
Subject: Important Validation Notice
USAA SECURITY ZONE
USAA # ending in: ******
Dear Usaa Member,
Your USAA Online profile has been temporarily De-Activated for security reason
This may be due to changes in your IP address or locations
We require that you validate your Account Ownership to help ensure your safety and security
Click Here To Confirm
We value your business and the opportunity to serve all your financial needs.
© 2017 USAA.
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.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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