"U.S. Bank Account Restriction" Phishing Email Scams

The email message below which claims the recipients' U.S. Bank accounts have been restricted due to multiple attempts to sign into their accounts from an unrecognized device, is a phishing scam. The email message is just one of the many being sent by cyber-criminals to potential victims. Therefore, U.S. Bank customers who have received the same email messages are asked not to follow the instructions or click on the links within them. The is because the links go to a fake U.S. Bank website created by cyber criminals to trick visitors into stealing their U.S. Bank usernames and passwords. This is why it is recommended that U.S. Bank customers never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts.

U.S. Bank Account Restriction Phishing Email Scams

Sample of a Phishing U.S. Bank Email Message

From: U.S. Bank <dbgappmail@comcast.net>

Sent: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 7:04 pm

Subject: Secure Your Banking Account Now

Security Alert

You are receiving this email because we noticed an attempt to sign in to your account from an unrecognised device.

Our system has blocked this sign in attempt as a security measure.

In order to safeguard your account information we have temporarily restricted your access to certain features within our online banking system.

To restore full access please click the link below to validate your account information.

Get Started

Please note: Failure to restore full access can lead to permanent suspension of access to our online banking service.

Best regards,

U.S. bank

Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. Therefore, U.S. Bank customers should never click on a link in an email message to sign into any of their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.usbank.com in their web browsers and sign into their account from there. If there is a problem with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

U.S. Bank customers who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their usernames and passwords on the bogus U.S. Bank website that they were taken to are asked to change their U.S. Bank password and contact U.S. Bank bank immediately for help.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 3:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

    What if you click on the link but did not enter any information because once taken to the fake website I realized it was a scam.

    • April 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM by info

      You are OK.

  • February 3, 2018 at 11:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Helena, Montana, United States

    I received a text message which says, "From notice@alerts-usbank.com" "Your US Bank online has been temporarily suspended due to unauthorized login attempts." Unlock:hxxp://bit.ly/2s0ZGsf.) I ignored and deleted the message. I logged into my online account with no problem, this is clearly a phishing attempt!

  • July 23, 2017 at 8:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: U.S.Bank <usbank@mail.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 6:39 PM

    Subject: U.S. Bank Online Banking Policy .

    U.S. Bank

    Dear Customer,

    Your account might be place on restricted status.

    Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability

    to send or withdraw funds.

    To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account ( with your username or SSN and your password ), then you have to complete our verification process.

    You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have reactive your billing information on file.

    https://www.usbank.com/

    Thanks,

    U.S. Bank"

  • May 29, 2017 at 3:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: U.S.Bank <c-lmatkowski@cox.net>

    Date: May 27, 2017 at 6:00:25 AM EDT

    Subject: Important Account Information

    U.S. Bank

    Dear Customer,

    Your account might be place on restricted status.

    Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability

    to send or withdraw funds.

    To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account (with your username or SSN and your password), then you have to complete our verification process.

    You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have reactive your billing information on file.

    Login

    Thanks,

    U.S. Bank"

  • April 26, 2017 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Hopkins, Minnesota, United States

    This message is also being sent via text message!

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"U.S. Bank Account Restriction" Phishing Email Scams