Sample of the "Capital One Your Credit Card Payment is Due" Phishing Scam
From: Capital one <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:52 AM
Subject: Your credit card payment is due
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Your credit card payment is due JAN 28, 2018.
About your account ending in 6225
Don't forget, your online payment is due by 8:00 p.m. ET on JAN 28, 2018.
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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. 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.