The "Capital One Your Card Has Been Reported Stolen" Phishing Scam
From: Capital One <capitalonesecurity alertonlineverfication support email@example.com>
Sent: Sun, Mar 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Subject: Important Warning : Your Card Has Been Reported Stolen , Pls Read
Visit Capital One
YOUR CARD HAS BEEN LOCKED DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES.
YOUR CAPITAL ONE CARD HAS BEEN LOCKED ,PLS COMFIRM YOUR IDENTITY
Your Capital One Card Has Been Locked Due To The Following Reasons Below ,
Your Email Address Is Unverified Since The First Time You Applied With Us .
Your Card And The Available Balance Will Be Locked And Deactivated If You Do Not Verify Your Email Within 24hrs .
We Strongly Advise You To Click The Link Below To Login And You Will Be Redirected To Your Profile Area For Verification
Your Account Will Not Be Restored Until You Have Securely Provided Required Informations
You Will Not Be Allowed To Reactivate Or Apply For A New Card If Your Current Card Is Deactivated
CLICK HERE TO RE-ACTIVATE YOUR CARD
DELETE AND DISREGARD THIS MESSAGE IF YOU WISH TO LOCK YOUR CARD PERMANENTLY.
YOUR ACCOUNT WILL NOT BE RESTORED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION'S
Important Information from Capital One
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.
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