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Beware of "Your Fifth Third Online Banking is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scams

2017-08-19T08:22:43 -  +
Beware of "Your Fifth Third Online Banking is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scams

Fifth Third Bank customers, be aware of phishing scams like the one below, which claim that your online banking accounts have been temporarily locked. The phishing scams steal online banking account credentials by tricking the recipients into clicking on a link in the fake email messages. The link goes to a fake Fifth Third Bank website disguised as the legitimate one located at www.53.com.

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The Fifth Third Bank Online Account Phishing Scam

From: "FifthThirdBank@53.com" <notifications@fullslate.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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  • Posted: May 29, 2018 6:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Toledo, Ohio, United States

    May 28, 2018, text message from SadieL@fifththird.com:

    "(53) hxxps://bit.ly/2LO2NVM - Account locked"

    delete


    • Posted: May 29, 2018 3:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Chester, Ohio, United States

      Got a similar msg. Did not click on link and called fifth third customer service to let them know.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:41 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From:
    Date: December 5, 2017 at 4:19:24 AM CST
    Subject: User ID Locked

    Fifth Third Bank

    User ID Locked

    Dear SHAWN A MAJOR,

    Your Fifth Third User ID has been locked.

    Please contact Customer Service immediately by calling 1-800-972-3030.

    For your security, we automatically send this alert to your primary email. To manage your alert preferences, please log in to 53.com or the Fifth Third Mobile App.

    Fifth Third Bank"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2017 9:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: FifthThird
    Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:25 PM
    Subject: Important Information

    Fifth Third Bank

    Online Banking Alert

    Your Fifth Third User ID has been locked.
    Please click on the following link and follow the
    instructions To Unlock your Fifth Third User ID
    Click Here
    For your security, we automatically send this alert to your primary email. To manage your alert preferences, please log in to 53.com or the Fifth Third Mobile App.

    Fifth Third Bank"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 1, 2017 3:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Re: ALERT - Your Fifth Third Online Banking is Temporarily LOCKED
    Mon 28/08/2017 18:02
    Fifth Third Bank - Notification

    Dear Valued Customer,

    For your security, we LOCKED access to online banking on this account. This was after we noticed you recently logged in to your account from a new mobile phone we do not recognize OR a computer device we are not familiar with and you do not usually use.

    To get unlocked, please confirm your identity by visiting here.

    Instructions
    (1) Please DO NOT change your User ID or password to avoid verification error until we send a confirmation email within 24hours.
    (2) Please DO NOT change your email access or log in details as we would confirm your complete email information with your email provider.

    Fifth Third Bank"

    delete


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