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Beware of "BB&T Online Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam

2017-09-21T18:38:36 -  +
Beware of "BB&T Online Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims the recipients' Branch Banking and Trust(BB&T) accounts have been temporarily suspended is a phishing scam. The phishing email message then claims that the recipients need to click on a link to restore their accounts. But, the link will only take the recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing website looking like Branch Banking and Trust’s website, where they will be asked to sign-in with their account credentials. Once the victims enter their account credentials on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam, who will use it to gain access to their victims’ accounts, where they will steal the victims’ money and use their accounts fraudulently.

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The "BB&T Online Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam

From: BB&T Online <update@indigochillnews.com>

Date: September 21, 2017 at 6:25:51 PM EDT

To: Undisclosed-Recipients:;

Subject: [News] Message From BB&T Online

Your BB&T Security Information Need To Update,

This is an automated message. Please do not reply directly to this email.

Dear BB&T Valued Client:

As a result of unusual account activity, we have temporarily suspend your account and your access to online banking and will be restricted if you fail to update.

How to restore your online access?

Submit your user id and password-

Enter your banking information-

To restore your account Click Privacy/Intonation Protection

BB&T values your privacy and protects your information with Ieading~edge technology. Learn how BB&T protects your personal information and get information on how you can protect yourself. Visit our Privacy 8. Security and Security Central sections on BBT.com.

Branch Banking and Tmst Company; Member FDIC.

BB&T, 200 West Second Street, PO Box 1250. Vlfinston Salem, NC 27101-1250.

Copyright© 2017. Branch Banking and Trust Company. All rights reserved.

The information in this transmission may contain proprietary and non-public information of BBiT or its affiliates and may be subject to protection under the law, The message is intended for the sole use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use, distribution or copying of the message is strictly prohibited. If you re-received this message in error, please delete the material from your system without reading the content

and notify the sender immediately of the inadvertent transmission

It is important for Internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.

For example:
BB&T’s customers should go directly to https://www.bbt.com/ in their web browsers or search for “Branch Banking and Trust” using a popular search engine. And, if there is something wrong with their accounts or there is something that they need to do, they will be notified right after signing in.

Recipients of the phishing BB&T email who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact Branch Banking and Trust immediately.

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