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Beware of "Capital One Access Restriction" Phishing Email Scams

2018-01-05T07:22:44  +
Beware of "Capital One Access Restriction" Phishing Email Scams

Capital One customers, be aware of fake account access restrictions emails from cybercriminals. Therefore, Capital One customers who have received emails which claim that their accounts have been or might be restricted should delete the messages. This is because the messages are being sent by cybercriminals to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal online account credentials.

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Sample of a "Capital One Access Restriction" Phishing Scam

From: Capital One <michellyribeiro@seplan.to.gov.br>

Date: December 16, 2017 at 1:59:02 PM CST

Subject: Complete Your process online:

Reply-To: Capital One <infos@account.com>

Dear Customer,

To ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts.

Your access might be restricted due to multiple information mismatch on your information.

Download to complete this process online:

Failure to do so will result in immediate account suspension.

Thank You.

© 2017 Capital One. All rights reserved.

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. 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.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 8:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One
    Date: June 4, 2018 at 1:17:57 AM EDT
    To: Recipients
    Subject: Important Security Update

    Dear Account Holder,

    Your Capital One360 account has been temporarily restricted due to excessive incorrect answers to authentication challenges.

    To restore access to your account, please visit Capital One360 to restore access to your accounts immediately, once this is done your account session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

    Failure to complete this measure can result to service interruption and account suspension.

    We know you have a choice in financial providers, and we appreciate your membership.

    Thank You,
    Best Wishes"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 29, 2017 at 6:42 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One
    Date: December 28, 2017 at 9:37:45 AM CST
    Subject: Account Access Restricted

    Dear Saver,

    We have temporarily restricted your savings account due to several invalid logon attempts.

    You have been strictly advised to verify and confirm your account details to restore your account back to normal immidiately.

    Please visit: Capital One 360 Account Ownership Verification to get started with the verification procedure, extra steps have been added to verify your account ownership.

    Thank you,
    Capital One 360"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 7:38 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One
    Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 5:44 AM
    Subject: Account Restriction Update

    Dear Saver,
    Access to your savings account has been temporarily suspended due to several invalid logon attempts.
    You have been strictly advised to verify and confirm your account details to restore your account back to normal immediately.

    Please visit: Capital One Account Ownership Verification to get started with the verification procedure, extra steps have been added to verify your account ownership.
    Thank you,
    Capital One 360"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 18, 2017 at 8:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One 360
    Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:57 AM
    Subject: Access to your account has been restricted!

    Dear Saver:

    Access to your Capital One 360 account has been temporarily restricted due to several invalid logon attempts.

    You have been strictly advised to verify and confirm your account details to restore your account back to normal immidiately.

    Please visit: Capital One 360 Account Ownership Verification to get started with the verification procedure, extra steps have been added to verify your account ownership.
    Thank you,
    Capital One 360"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2017 at 1:05 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One 360
    Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:53 PM
    Subject: Access to your account has been restricted!

    Dear Saver:
    Access to your Capital One 360 account has been temporarily restricted due to several invalid logon attempts.

    You have been strictly advised to verify and confirm your account details to restore your account back to normal immidiately.

    Please visit: Capital One 360 Account Ownership Verification to get started with the verification procedure, extra steps have been added to verify your account ownership.

    Thank you,
    Capital One 360"

    delete


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