"U.S. Bank Account Restriction" Phishing Email Scams
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Sample of a Phishing U.S. Bank Email Message
From: U.S. Bank <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 7:04 pm
Subject: Secure Your Banking Account Now
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.
Please note: Failure to restore full access can lead to permanent suspension of access to our online banking service.
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.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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