A Sample of the "We Have Limited Your Account" Phishing Scam
From: BB&T Bank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2016 9:53 AM
Subject: Recent changes in your account activity
Recent changes in your account activity
We have detected irregular activity on your account. So We Have Limited Your Account.
For your protection, you have to verify this activity before you can continue using your account.
Reference Number: PP-184-107-163
BB&t Customer Services
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.
BB&T’s customers should go directly to “https://www.bbt.com/” in their web browsers or search for “Branch Banking and Trust” 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 BB&T 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 Branch Banking and Trust immediately.