A Sample of the Phishing Branch Banking(BB&T) and Trust Email Message
From: BB&T Online <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 10:51 pm
Subject: Online Banking Alert Notification
alert you that your bank account is in danger.
You are receiving this message due to errors encountered in our regular verification process of Online Banking records,
This might be due to one of the following reasons:
Several failed attempts to access your account, Accessing of your account from a different device, or your information has been changed or incomplete.
To restore your account, please Sign in to Online Banking
Your account will work as normal after the verification processed.
Branch Banking and Trust Company is a Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
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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.
BB&T’s customers should go directly to “https://www.bbt.com/” in their web browsers or search for “Branch Banking and Trust” 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 BB&T 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 Branch Banking and Trust immediately.