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Beware of "Fifth Third Bank User ID and Password Disabled" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Fifth Third Bank User ID and Password Disabled" Phishing Scams

Fifth Third Bank customers, be aware of phishing scams like the one below, which claim that your online banking accounts' user id and password have been disabled. 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 User ID and Password Disabled" Phishing Scam

From: 53-rd <card5315asd21@earthlink.net>

To: Undisclosed-Recipients:;

Sent: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 11:03 am

Subject: New Message Due to concerns.

Security Steps

You've exceeded the maximum number of attempts allowed for your current Password. As a result, we've disabled your User ID and Password to protect your confidential financial information. Please click "Unlock User ID" to unlock your User ID. You'll need to fill all the required information in order to unlock your User ID. (Error Code XXXXX)

Unlock User ID

Fifth Third Bank Support Team

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

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