A Sample of the "Capital One Verification Alert" Phishing Scam
From: Capital One [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 3:07 AM
Subject: Capital One Verification Alert®
Visit Capital One
Dear Esteemed Customer,
Thanks for Choosing Capital One. we have carefully select your Check Card account for security Verification up-to-date
please review your account information (s) for security pre-cautions
This message alert relates to your particular account,and it is for one-time verification process do not ignore
Thank you for being a Capital One customer.
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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, if there are any. 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.