The "Capital One P2P Payment Confirmation" Phishing Scam
Subject: Attention: Your account status change
Date: Thu 02/11/2017 22:03
From: "John Hannigan"
Visit Capital One
P2P payment confirmation.
You have received a P2P transfer from another Capital One 360 customer.
Reference Number: 500293889369
From: Capital One 360 Savings ......5016
Deliver By: Friday, November 3, 2017
For security reasons your payment has been put on hold for verification of your account Information.
please visit our Information Protection Center. to continue the verification process to confirm your account.
Thanks for Banking with us.
Capital One customers who have received messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to https://www.capitalone.com/ and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications, if there are any. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.
Also, Capital One customers who have already been tricked by the phishing messages, are asked to change their passwords and contact Capital One immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.