Beware of "Your USAA Online Profile has been Temporarily De-Activated for Security Reason" Phishing Scam

Beware of "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" emails like the one below are phishing scams. The phishing emails are being sent by scammers to trick USSA's customers into submitting their usernames and passwords on a fake USAA website. Once the potential victims submit 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.

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The "Your USAA Online Profile has been Temporarily De-Activated for Security Reason" Scam

From: .USAA <sws.us@uaf.edu>

To: Recipients <sws.us@uaf.edu>

Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:53:37 PM CDT

Subject: Important Validation Notice



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.

Thank you,


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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 now and contact USAA immediately.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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