The "Capital One Account Temporarily Suspended" Phishing Scam
From: Capital One <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:59 PM
Subject: 1 New Secuity Message From Capital One
Dear Account Holder,
Based on your feedback, we are currently working on additional changes to several pages to secure and prevent your Capital One accounts from fraudulent and theft activities on out websites.
For your security, access to your account has been temporarily suspended.
We hereby implore you to confirm your account details immediately to restore your accounts back to normal and also migrate to the new account interface.
Please click here to get started with the verification procedure.
Please note: These changes will not affect how you log into Online Banking, to ensure your safety, extra steps have been added to verify your identity.
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, if there are any. 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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