The "Please Update Your U.S.Bank Account Information" Phishing Email Scam
From: U. S. Bαnk <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, 16 March 2018, 17:50:49 GMT
Subject: Please Update Your U.S.Bαnk Account Information
Your account might be place on restricted status.
Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.
To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account ( with your username or SSN and your password ), then you have to complete our verification process.
You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have reactive your billing information on file.
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, U.S. Bank customers 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.usbank.com in their web browsers and sign into their account from there. If there is a problem with their accounts or there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in.
U.S. Bank customers who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their usernames and passwords on the bogus U.S. Bank website that they were taken to are asked to change their U.S. Bank password and contact U.S. Bank bank immediately for help.