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The "Region Bank Account Frozen" Phishing Scam

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The "Region Bank Account Frozen" Phishing Scam

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The fake "Region Bank Account Frozen" email below is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by Region Bank, but by cyber-criminals. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are asked not to follow the instructions or click on the links within it. The links go to a fake Region Bank Bank website created to trick visitors into stealing their Region Bank usernames and passwords. This is why it is recommended that online users never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to their online account providers' websites and sign into their accounts from there.

The "Region Bank Account Frozen" Phishing Scam

From: Region Bank <Sheena.Emery@planet.nl>

Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:59 PM

Subject: Note Q-905-03651

Security issue - 274-750796

The security and protection of your account is one of our highest priorities. We apologize for any inconvenience that precautionary measures we have taken may have caused you.

Your online account was frozen because you violated the security rules. You need to follow the security link to confirm your identity in order to reactivate it.

Team requirements: Security Link

Thank you for banking with us. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. Therefore, online users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into any of their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.regions.com in their web browsers and sign into their account from there. If there is a problem with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

Online users who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their usernames and passwords on the bogus Region Bank website that they were taken to, are asked to change their Region Bank password and contact Region Bank bank immediately for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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