The "RBC Your Account has been Blocked" Phishing Scam
Subject: Account usage notification (1FC)
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:36:19 +0300
From: "RBC Royal Bank" email@example.com
User contact e-mail:
Account usage notification
Your account has been blocked as required by the Canadian law , we've temporarily blocked funds usage. All users that have suspicious activity on their account will require to verify their information to prevent account misuse.
You or other authorized users can unblock your account by verifying your information. If you have already done so, please disregard this message.
Unblock account now
If you or an authorized user does not unblock the funds, the block will remain until November 1st.
To review usage, change data options and manage your notification preferences, visit RBC Online .
RBC Royal customers who have received messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to http://www.rbcroyalbank.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 a phishing or malicious website.
Also, RBC Royal customers who have already been tricked by the phishing messages, are asked to change their passwords and contact RBC Royal immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.