"Your Fifth Third Online Banking is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scams
The Fifth Third Bank Online Account Phishing Scam
From: "FifthThirdBank@53.com" <email@example.com>
Date: August 18, 2017 at 10:08:19 EDT
Subject: Your Fifth Third Online Banking is Temporarily Locked
Fifth Third Bank - Notification
Dear Valued Member,
We noticed you logged into your Fifth Third online account from a computer OR mobile device we do not recognize and you do NOT usually use. For your protection, we LOCKED access to online banking temporarily until we confirm your identity as the account owner.
To get unlocked and confirm your identity, please visit here.
IMPORTANT - Please DO NOT change any detail on this account such as User ID or password to avoid errors during this verification until we send a confirmation email within 24hours.
Once Fifth Third Bank's customers attempt to sign into the fake or phishing website that the link goes to, their banking credentials will be sent to the cybercriminal behind the scam, who will use the stolen information to gain access to their accounts, steal their money, and use the accounts fraudulently.
Therefore, it is important that Fifth Third Bank customers never click on links to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.53.com/ and sign-in from there. This will prevent them from being tricked into visiting phishing websites that steal personal and financial information.
Fifth Third Bank customers who have been tricked by the phishing email, or those who think they have been tricked, should contact Fifth Third Bank for help.
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