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Beware of "Capital One Account Security and Maintenance" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Capital One Account Security and Maintenance" Phishing Scam

Capital One customers who have received email or SMS text messages like the one below, which claim their accounts need urgent attention because some of their records need to be updated, should delete the messages and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the messages are being sent by cyber criminals to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal Capital One online account credentials.

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The "Capital One Account Security and Maintenance" Phishing Scam

From: Capital One <support@x10.miferro.es>

Sent: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 11:38 am

Subject: Account Security and Maintenance

Visit Capital One Sign In

Your online account needs urgent attention.

Re: Account ending in ****

Dear Costumer,

We are writing to let you know that your Capital One online account need urgent attention as we need to verify and update some of your records with us.

You are there by required to follow this link bellow to attend to this urgent call and confirm, verify and update your details.


Thanks for being a Capital One® customer.

Capital One customers who have received messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to https://www.capitalone.com/ and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.

Also, Capital One customers who have already been tricked by the phishing messages, are asked to change their passwords and contact Capital One immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cyber criminals.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: One <cap-ital@mail.ONE.COM>
    Date: 10/17/2017 6:29 PM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: [Notification]

    Dear Customer,

    We are letting you know that due to an ongoing General system maintenance in our Online Banking Database its mandatory for you to Verify Your Capitale One Account information in order to enjoy our online banking service. We request that you complete this quick Verification process. If this is not done as urgent as possible your account might be deactivated at once.

    Online Verification
    Note: Failing to update your Capital One® Account® will result to permanent suspension of your account to avoid any fraudulent charges to your account. Please do not reply to this message"


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