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Beware of "U.S. Bank Account Suspension" Phishing Email Scams

2017-05-30T22:39:04 -  +
Beware of "U.S. Bank Account Suspension" Phishing Email Scams

The email message below which claims the recipients' U.S. Bank accounts have been suspended due to invalid attempts to sign into their accounts from an unknown IP address, is a phishing scam. The email message is just one of the many being sent by cyber-criminals to potential victims. Therefore, U.S. Bank customers who have received the same email messages are asked not to follow the instructions or click on the links within them. The is because the links go to a fake U.S. Bank website created by cyber criminals to trick visitors into stealing their U.S. Bank usernames and passwords. This is why it is recommended that U.S. Bank customers never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts.

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The "U.S. Bank Account Suspension" Phishing Email Scam

From: US Bank <jstpeachy@cox.net>

Date: May 26, 2017 at 4:10:19 PM EDT

Subject: New Message From us bank.

Dear Valued Customer,

We noticed invalid login attempts into your online account from an unknown IP address.

Due to this, we have temporarily suspended your account.

We need you to verify your account information.

Click on Verify Your Account below to complete this process.

Verify Your Account

Deposit products offered by U.S Bank.

Copyright © 2017 U.S Bank, All Rights Reserved Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender Equal Housing Lender

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.

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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Received an email overnight from “US bank” about my account. I don’t believe I have an account and if I do, the email they sent as my primary I never use.

    Account AIert

    Dear Client,

    During our usual security enhancement protocol, We observed multiple login attempt error while login on to your online banking account.For security reasons, We have temporarily suspend will be your account and your access to Online banking and restricted if you fail to update.

    To begin, please select the link below:

    CIick Here to UnIock Your Account

    We are here to assist you anytime. Your account security is our priority. Thank you sharing your valuable insights and time with us.
    © 2017 U.S. Bαnk. Equal Housing Lender. Member"

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  • Posted: May 30, 2017 at 10:42 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I was recently sent this email. I did click on the link but did not enter any information. It actually sent me to some website with a pop-up window with a spinning wheel saying I could win an iPhone 7 and even though I tried to just close the window the wheel stopped on the iPhone and said: "you are today's lucky winner." I immediately closed the site and checked for recent online scams regarding us bank and found that there is a phishing scam like the one I received. I wasn't sure if there is anything else I should do to protect my information and my iPad.

    Sincerely,
    Michele"

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