The "Your Capital One Card Has Been Locked Due To Invalid Login Attempts" Phishing Scam
From: "Capital One" <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 5:06 AM
Subject: Urgent Notice : Some Has Your Password
Visit Capital One
Valued Customer ,
Your Capital One Card Has Been Locked Due To 4 Invalid Login Attempts .
Someone Has Tried To Access Your Capital One Card Account From Russia
With Invalid Password .
Due To Security , We Have Suspend Access To Your Account For Security
You Will Not Be Able To Access Or Make Purchase With Your Card Until You
Have Securely Restore Your Account By Confirming Your Identity .
We Strictly Advise You To Click The Link Below , Login To Restore Your Access
Within 24hrs Of Receiving This Message .
DELETE AND DISREGARD THIS MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE ACCESS YOURÂ
ACCOUNT FROM RUSSIA .
CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY
Thanks For Using Capital One ,Â
Capital One customers who attempt to sign into the fake and phishing website will unknowingly send their banking online account credentials to the cybercriminals who have created the fake website. Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ Capital One account usernames and passwords (credentials), they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently, which will be traced back their victims who may get arrested for something they know nothing about. Therefore, Capital One’s customers who have been or think they have been tricked by the phishing email message above, or others similar to it, should contact Capital One immediately for help.
Capital One customers are advised not to click on a link to sign into their accounts in email messages, even if the email messages that contain the link appear legitimate. They should instead, go directly to www.capitalone.com and sign-in from there. This will prevent them from clicking on links in fake email messages that go to a phishing website that steals personal information, financial information, or account credentials. Once they are signed into their accounts, they will be notified of changes, updates or important things they need to do.