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Beware of "SunTrust Bank Irregular Activity Alert‏" Phishing Email Messages

2017-04-05T18:23:06 -  +
Beware of "SunTrust Bank Irregular Activity Alert‏" Phishing Email Messages

SunTrust Bank customers are asked to be aware of phishing email messages like the one below, which appear as an "Irregular Activity Alert". The phishing email messages claim that SunTrust Bank has detected a number of failed log-in attempts on the recipients' accounts and they have blocked their accounts. The phishing email messages then claim that the recipients need to click on a link to fix the problem before their accounts are suspended. But, the link will only take the recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing website, looking like SunTrust Bank’s website, where they will be asked to sign-in with their account credentials. Once the victims enter their account credentials on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam, who will use it to gain access to their victims’ accounts, where they will steal the victims’ money and use their accounts fraudulently.

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A Sample of the Phishing SunTrust Bank Email Messages

From: Online SunTrust <[email protected]>

Date: April 5, 2017 at 3:25:35 PM EDT

Subject: Irregular Activity Alert!!!

Suntrust (R)

We've detected a number of failed log in attempts on your SunTrust account

Status Blocked: As a precaution, we have blocked access to your account and ask you to fix this - Code -4646



Note: You have 48 hrs to fix this or face total suspension

Click Here And Fix This

We're sending this alert as a courtesy.

If you've already been through this process and are seeing this message again, it's possible that you did not give us exactly 48 hrs after your update for proper verification.


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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.

For example:
SunTrust’s customers should go directly to: “https://www.suntrust.com/” in their web browsers or search for “SunTrust Bank” 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 SunTrust 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 SunTrust Bank immediately.

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  • Posted: 2017-08-31T04:11:15 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
    "From: "SunTrust Bank"
    Subject: Improved Your SunTrust Online Banking Features
    Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:45:30 0100

    Dear SunTrust Client,

    SunTrust Bank detected irregular activity on your Account on August 30, 2017. For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your SunTrust Bank Account.

    Click on the link below to access and verify your statement.
    This instruction has been sent to all bank customers and is obligatory to follow.

    Thank you for banking with SunTrust.

    SunTrust Customer Care"


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