The "SunTrust Bank Urgent Account Verification Suspension" Phishing Scam
Subject: URGENT: Account Verification
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:38:00 +0000
From: SunTrust philip.w.siragusa@Vanderbilt.Edu
We were unable to validate important details about your SunTrust account.
Your account has been placed on hold pending additional verification.
You will not be able to log into your Suntrust.com or access our resources.
Click Here to Unlock Your Account
If you do not respond within 5 days of this email (by Friday, April 14, 2017),
your account will be suspended and you will no longer be able to access our services.
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.
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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