Sample "Capital One Protect Your Account Now" Phishing Scam
From: Capital - One <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 10:46 AM
To: Capital - One
Subject: Alert : Online Banking
Capital One App
One Sign In
PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT NOW
We're notifying you about several unusual login attempt on your account within the past 24hrs, and we have decided to place it on hold until you validate your login profile.
To resolve this Sign on to online banking by clicking sign in below :
Sign in to Online Banking to restore and ensure the safety of your Account .
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.