A Sample of the Phishing Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) Email Message
From: BB&T Online <ScottYancey@yanceyco.com>
Sent: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 9:24 pm
Subject: Urgent: Alert Regarding Your Bank Account !
© 2017, Branch Banking and Trust C
As part of our commitment to help keep your account secure. We have detected an irregular activity on your account
Please click on the following link and follow the instructions.
We are here to assist you anytime. Your account security is our priority.
Thank you for choosing BB&T Bank.
© 2017, Branch Banking and Trust Company. All Rights Reserved.
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.