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Beware of "Your Capital One 360 Account Has Been Locked" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Your Capital One 360 Account Has Been Locked" Phishing Scams

Capital One Financial Corporation's customers, if you have received email messages claiming that your accounts have been locked, please delete them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams that are being sent by cybercriminals to trick you into clicking on the link within them, which goes to a phishing website that will steal your online banking accounts’ usernames and passwords. The phishing website was created to look exactly like the legitimate Capital One 360’s website, to trick Capital One customers into believing that they are signing into their accounts on the legitimate Capital One 360’s website.

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Sample of the "Your Capital One 360 Account has been Locked" Phishing Email Scam

From: "Capital One 360" <admin@cnn.org>
To: "You" <admin@cnn.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:33:45 PM
Subject: Final Warning : Your Capital One 360 Account has been Locked !

Capital One 360 Phishing Scam

Capital One 360’s customers who attempt to sign into the fake and phishing website, will unknowingly send their banking online account credentials to the cybercriminals who have created the fake website. Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ Capital One 360 account usernames and passwords (credentials), they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently, which will be traced back their victims who may get arrested for something they know nothing about. Therefore, Capital One 360’s customers who have been or think they have been tricked by the phishing email message above, or others similar to it, should contact Capital One immediately for help.

Capital One customers are advised not to click on a link to sign into their accounts in email messages, even if the email messages that contain the link appear legitimate. They should instead, go directly to www.capitalone360.com and sign-in from there. This will prevent them from clicking on links in fake email messages that go to a phishing website that steals personal information, financial information, or account credentials. Once they are signed into their accounts, they will be notified of changes, updates or important things they need to do.

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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2017 by info

    Here is anothers scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Capital One <capitalone@notification.capitalone.com>
    Date: 11/1/17 7:37 AM (GMT-07:00)
    Subject: Your account access is locked

    There was a security concern.

    Visit Capital One

    Unlock your account access.

    Looks like you’re having trouble signing in. For your security, we locked your account access as of November 1, 2017 at 9:37 AM ET.

    If you did not try to access your account, or if you need assistance unlocking your account, please visit our Information Protection Center.

    Thanks for choosing Capital One®."


  • Posted: Sep 21, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: Capital One 360 <info@info.net>
    Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:47 AM
    Subject: URGENT : Your Capital One Account has been Locked

    Dear 360 Customer,

    During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, we have detected some error regarding your Capital One 360 Account.

    Please click the link below to update your account:

    Capital One 360 Secure Team"


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital one <mmacka@neisd.net>
    Date: July 27, 2017 at 9:05:56 PM EDT
    Subject: Account Locked

    Download Capital One App
    Visit Capital One Sign In

    Your Capital One® Acount Is Locked.

    About your capitalone account we notice unusual activity, for your protection we have locked the account to keep you safe, this might happen as a result of over protectiveness of our security team.

    Kindly Unlock by following the instruction below.

    You verify your account ownership to unlock: Unlock Now.

    View Your Statement
    Make a Payment
    Did you know? Paying more than the minimum amount due on your account each month can save you money in finance charges."


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