Fifth Third Bank customers are asked to be aware of phishing scams like the one below which claim that their accounts have been suspended because of unusual activity. The phishing scams steal online banking account credentials by tricking the recipients into clicking on a link in the fake email messages. The link goes to a fake Fifth Third Bank website disguised as the legitimate one located at www.53.com.
The "Fifth Third Bank Suspicious Login Noticed" Phishing Scam
From: FIFTH THIRD BANK <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:32 PM
Subject: Suspicious Login Noticed
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Your Account was recently suspended because of unusual login activity, We Monitor Your Account For Possible Fraudulent activity. To re-activate your account, click the link below and enter your information on our secure page.
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Please do not reply to this automated email.
Once Fifth Third Bank's customers attempt to sign into the fake or phishing website that the link goes to, their banking credentials will be sent to the cybercriminal behind the scam, who will use the stolen information to gain access to their accounts, steal their money, and use the accounts fraudulently.
Therefore, it is important that Fifth Third Bank customers never click on links to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.53.com/ and sign-in from there. This will prevent them from being tricked into visiting phishing websites that steal personal and financial information.
Fifth Third Bank customers who have been tricked by the phishing email, or those who think they have been tricked, should contact Fifth Third Bank for help.