The "BB&T Online Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam
From: BB&T Online <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 21, 2017 at 6:25:51 PM EDT
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.
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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.
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.