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Beware of "USAA Account Ownership Validation Reminder" Phishing Email Messages

2017-03-03T05:32:02 -  +
Beware of "USAA Account Ownership Validation Reminder" Phishing Email Messages

USAA customers are asked to delete and not follow the instructions in email messages that claim that they need validate their accounts' ownership to help ensure their safety and security. The email messages (see a sample below) are phishing scams that are being sent by cybercriminals to frighten their potential victims into clicking on a link within the same email messages, which go to phishing websites that steal USAA account credentials (usernames and passwords).

USAA cutomers who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages are asked to change their passwords and contact USAA immediately, before their money is stolen, online accounts hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

A Sample of the USAA Phishing Email

USAA Account Ownership Validation Reminder

Account Ownership Validation Reminder

USAA.Customer.Service@mailcenter.usaa.com

USAA SECURITY ZONE USAA # ending in: *****

Dear USAA Customer,

Your USAA online banking account ownership validation has expired. This may be as result of wrong or incomplete data entered during the last update.

We require that you validate your account ownership to help ensure your safety and security.

Sign-On To Validate

USAA values your business and is committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe. To learn how we protect your information, visit our Security Center.

Thank you, USAA

USAA users should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.usaa.com/ and sign into their accounts from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes, verifications or updates that need to be done to their accounts.

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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2017 at 10:35 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: 'USAA' Union@eus.com
    Date: 31 March 2017 at 22:11:12 BST
    Subject: USAA: Confirmation of Validation

    USAA SECURITY ZONE
    USAA # ending in: *****

    Security Validation Prefrences

    Dear USAA Customer,

    Your USAA Banking security validation has expired, this maybe as a result of wrong or incomplete data entered during the last update.

    We require that you validate your Account Ownership to help ensure your safety and security.

    We value your business and the opportunity to serve all your financial needs.
    Sign on to Validate"

    delete


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