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Beware of "Capital One Verification Alert" Phishing Emails

2017-09-26T09:36:21 -  +
Beware of "Capital One Verification Alert" Phishing Emails

Capital One customers who have received email or SMS text message verification alerts like the one below, which claim that their accounts need to be verified or else they will be suspended should be deleted and the instructions in them should not be followed. This is because the messages, like the one below, 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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A Sample of the "Capital One Verification Alert" Phishing Scam

From: Capital One [[email protected]]

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

hxxps://secured0.capitalone.com/log-on

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.

© Capital One 1999 - 2017 . All rights reserved.

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.

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 suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: 2018-01-25T20:15:19 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: HELPDESK
    Date: January 25, 2018 at 3:04:59 PM CST
    Subject: Capital One Financial Corporation: One Important Message.: OOv5IIHW
    Reply-To: Reply To

    Capital One (R)
    Capital One (R)
    Transfer
    Hi, Please kindly resolve this alert details are below.

    Bank Name: Capital One
    Acount status:
    PENDING
    Sent on: January 25, 2018
    INCOMPLETE DATA.
    Remember you have exactly 48 hrs on this date 25.01.2018 to resolve this alert.
    Message confirmation number is d09b752eb.

    Continue Here and Resolve Now"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-14T12:21:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Hudsonville, Michigan, United States

    Here is another phishing attempt. Notice the poor grammar and spelling.

    "Capital One logo
    Card Confirmation

    Dear Customer,

    We can not verify your card information because you fill wrong card password on you last transaction , you know that we've detected multiple error on your online account, it will result to restrictions and lock of your online account, Kindly verify your account below to ensure the safety of your assests and online account .

    For verification click capitalone360.com. to confirm and ensure the safety of your account.

    Thanks.
    Simple. Flexible. Mobile.
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    Please do not reply to this message, as this email inbox is not monitored. To contact us, visit .

    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. 15000 Capital One Drive, Attn: 12038-011, Richmond, Virginia 23238. To contact us by mail, please use the following address: Capital One, P.O. Box 360, Wilmington, DE 19899."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-12T05:57:33 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Capital One
    Date: November 11, 2017 at 7:39:07 AM PST
    Subject: Your Capital One Verification

    Visit Capital One
    Your Capital One®Account Verification
    Dear Customer

    We have noticed an error activity on your Capital One account.
    We advice you to verify your Capital One account now using the Capital One Verification page.

    To Get Started, Please Download Attachment Capital One Verification.htm and open in a browser to Continue.
    We value your privacy and your preferences.

    Failure to abide by these instructions may subject you to Capital One online access restrictions or inactivity."

    delete


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