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The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" Phishing Scam

The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" email message below which claims the recipients' U.S. Bank account has been temporarily deactivated, is a phishing scam. The email message is just one of the many being sent by cyber-criminals to potential victims. Therefore, U.S. Bank customers who have received the same email messages are asked not to follow the instructions or click on the links within them. The is because the links go to a fake U.S. Bank website created by cyber criminals to trick visitors into stealing their U.S. Bank usernames and passwords. This is why it is recommended that U.S. Bank customers never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts.

The U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected Phishing Scam
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The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" Phishing Email Scam

From: U.S. Bank <no-reply@spotify.com>

Date: March 10, 2019 at 3:40:03 PM EDT

Subject: Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected .

U.S. Bank

Dear Member,

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.

Thanks,

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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The "U.S. Bank Unusual Debit Card Activity Detected" Phishing Scam