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Beware of "Capital One Suspicious Sign In Attempts Noticed" Phishing Email Scams

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Beware of "Capital One Suspicious Sign In Attempts Noticed" Phishing Email Scams

Capital One customers who have received email or SMS text messages like the one below, which claim that their credit cards or accounts have been suspended should delete the messages. This is because the messages are being sent by cybercriminals to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal online account credentials.

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Sample of a "Capital One Suspicious Sign In Attempts Noticed" Phishing Scam

From: Capital One [mailto:mobile@mansoft.com]

Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2017 12:50 PM

Subject: Suspicious Sign In Attempts Noticed

Dear Customer,

Visit Capital One

Account verification

Your account/credit card was recently suspended because of unusual Login activity.

To re-activate your account, click the link below and enter your account information on our secure page.

ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender

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Products and services offered by Capital One, N.A., Member FDIC.

© 2017 Capital One. Capital One is a federally registered service trademark. All rights reserved.

Capital One 360

P.O. Box 360

Wilmington, DE 19899

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 cybercriminals.

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: Jan 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Meridian, Idaho, United States

    I received the following text message today:

    "Dear User, Your credit card is debited with 99.99USD for 2 Month PC Tech Support. If you wish to cancel the subscription, please Dial on 18447842888."

    Because this was oddly worded, I called your fraud department and Nellie confirmed that the charge had not been made. She advised me to notify the Abuse Dept. Since I have been unable to locate such a department, I chose this route. If further info is needed, please advise.

    Lorraine, Boise, Idaho.

    delete


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