The email message below which claims that irregular activities on the recipients' US Bank Check Cards have been detected, is one 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.
The "U.S. Bank Irregular Check Card Activity" Phishing Email Scam
From: "servU.S" <email@example.com>
Date: May 15, 2017 at 2:37:57 PM CDT
Subject: Important Information You Should Read it.
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Irregular Check Card Activity
We detected irregular activity on your US Bank Check Card on 15 May 2017. For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your card.
Please visit Online Banking at www.usbank.com/information.cgi?=update to review your account activity. We will review the activity on your account and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.
This alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account. This is for verification purposes only.
Want to confirm this email is from US Bank? Sign in to Online Banking and select Alerts History to verify this alert.
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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.