A Sample of the Phishing Branch Banking and Trust Email Messages
Subject: Re: Verify Your Security Information
BB&T Insurance Services
Global Resources - Client Focused
We think that someone else might have accessed you online account.
When this happens, we require you to verify your identity with a security challenge and then verify your information before you log in.
If someone else has access to your account, they have your password and might be trying to access your personal information.
2017, Branch Banking and Trust Company.
It is important for internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.
BB&T’s customers should go directly to: “https://www.bbt.com/” in their web browsers or search for “Branch Banking and Trust” using a popular search engine. And, if there is something wrong with their accounts or there is something that they need to do, they will be notified right after signing in.
Recipients of the phishing BB&T email, who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact Branch Banking and Trust immediately.