A Sample of a "U.S. Bank Alert" Phishing Scam and Malicious Email
From: U.S. Bank Online [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: U.S. Bank Alert
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Your credit-based card account was charged at Apple Online Store for $1,414.67.
Please do not respond to this email. If you want to get in touch with us, please log in to U.S. Bank Online Banking at usbank.com and send a message to Customer Service.
You are getting this e mail because you signed up for alerts through U.S. Bank Online Banking. If you no longer wish to get this alert, log in to U.S. Bank Online at usbank.com to temporarily terminate or permanently delete this notification.
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U.S. Bank Online Banking
U.S. Bank who have received similar emails (like the one above), and who have clicked on the link in them and attempted to sign into their accounts, are asked to change their U.S. Bank account password and contact U.S. Bank for help.
For those who have opened the attached Microsoft Word document and turned on "Enable Editing", they are asked to scan their computer with the anti-virus software installed on it.