The "Charles Schwab Banking Account Temporary Locked" Scam

The Charles Schwab Banking Account Temporary Locked Scam

Charles Schwab customers who have received SMS text or email messages like the ones below, which claim their accounts have been temporarily locked or limited are asked to delete them. This is because the messages are phishing scams being sent by scammers or cybercriminals, to trick their potential victims into disclosing their Charles Schwab's account credentials, and their personal and financial information.

The "Charles Schwab Banking Account has been Temporary Locked" Scam

From: Charles Schwab

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

Subject: Schwab Alerts: Suspicious Activity

To: Recipients

Security Benefits Reward

Dear Customer

We've sorry to inform you that your banking account has been Temporary Locked

Our security team has noticed a change in your unsual location,

your account was accessed from a different location

No need to worry to reactivate your account again you only need to confirm your access details right away to ensure your safety and security.

Click Here To Confirm

Charles Schwabs values your business and is committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe

Thank you

Charles Schwab Corporation.


Once scammers or cybercrimes have gotten their potential victims' Charles Schwab information, they will use it to steal their money and use their accounts to commit fraud. Therefore, if you have received messages appearing as if they came from the Charles Schwab, asking you to call a number or respond to them with your personal or financial information, please do not follow the instructions in the messages and report them to the Charles Schwab. Always go directly to and sign into your account. Once you have signed in, you will be notified of changes or updates to your account.

If you were tricked into following instructions in a fake Charles Schwab or BofA message, please contact Charles Schwab for help using the telephone number on the back of your credit or debit card. Let them know that you were ticked by cyber criminals into submitting your account information on a phishing website.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

    I received the same type of message, note I do not use online banking for any

    purpose other than to eliminate this kind of scam!

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The "Charles Schwab Banking Account Temporary Locked" Scam