A Sample of the "Suntrust Online Banking is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam
From: "Accounts@suntrust.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: April 22, 2018 at 3:48:16 PM EDT
Subject: Suntrust - Your Access To Suntrust Online Banking is Temporarily Locked
Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did you recently change your location or sign in your account from another device? We noticed someone other than you tried to sign in your account from another device or location. For your protection, we locked this account until we confirm you own this account.
To get verified and unlock this account please visit here.
Please DO NOT change any details on this account until we send a confirmation email.
It is important for internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.
SunTrust’s customers should go directly to https://www.suntrust.com/ in their web browsers or search for “SunTrust Bank” using a popular search engine. And, if there is something wrong with their accounts or there is something that they need to do, they will be notified right after signing in.
Recipients of the phishing SunTrust email, who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact SunTrust Bank immediately.
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