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Beware of "Capital One Please Confirm Your Recent Purchase" Phishing Scam

2018-04-16T09:53:41 -  +
Beware of "Capital One Please Confirm Your Recent Purchase" Phishing Scam

The "Capital One Please Confirm Your Recent Purchase" email below is a phishing scam. Therefore, Capital One customers who have received email or SMS text messages like the same email, which claim that a suspicious purchase from their account has been flagged, should delete the messages. This is because the messages are being sent by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal online account credentials.

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A Sample of the "Capital One Please Confirm Your Recent Purchase" Scam

From: Capital One <brian.henlon@jcf.gov.jm>

Sent: Sat, Apr 7, 2018 7:51 pm

Subject: Please confirm your recent purchase

Visit Capital One Sign In

Do you recognize this purchase?

Dear Customer,

Our fraud defenses flagged the purchase that look suspicious in your account. Do you or an authorized user recognize this purchase? for your protection please go to My Account immediately to review activities

If we’ve already spoken about this, you can ignore this email.

Date Merchant Name Amount

April 7, 2018 EA *POGO $743.44

Capital One customers who have received messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to https://www.capitalone.com/ and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.

Also, Capital One customers who have already been tricked by the phishing messages, are asked to change their passwords and contact Capital One immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

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