The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" Phishing Scam
The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" Phishing Email Scam
From: U.S. Bank <email@example.com>
Date: March 10, 2019 at 3:40:03 PM EDT
Subject: Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected .
Due to several failed attemps to access to your account ,We temporary deactivated your account for your protection. You have to reactivate your Bank account within the next 24 Hours in order to continue using it.
To help protect your account(s) from unauthorized access, We have restricted your online access, which will remain in effect until you contact us.
To proceed verifying your account information, please Sign in to Online Banking
Online Banking customers can receive other important account activity alerts, like low balances, when payments are due and much more all for free.
U.S. Bank Customer Service
Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. Therefore, U.S. Bank customers should never click on a link in an email message to sign into any of their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.usbank.com in their web browsers and sign into their account from there. If there is a problem with their accounts or there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in.
U.S. Bank customers who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their usernames and passwords on the bogus U.S. Bank website that they were taken to are asked to change their U.S. Bank password and contact U.S. Bank bank immediately for help.
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