The "Discover Card Account Alert" Phishing Scam

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The Discover Card Account Alert Phishing Scam

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The fake "Discover Card Account Alert" email below is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals. Therefore, online users are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the links in the fake email go to fake Discover website, where visitors will be asked to sign-in. If the visitors attempt to sign-in, their Discover account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals received the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain unauthorized access to their potential victims' accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.

The "Discover Card Account Alert" Phishing Scam

From: Discover Card <onlineservices@discover.com>

Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:17 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: Account Alert

discover logo

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to recent unfortunate events occurring as claimed by our treasured customers in recent

weeks of their accounts getting compromised, we at Discover Card have decided to

implement a fraud prevention measure to checkmate these unfortunate events from reoccurring.

In order to achieve that we need you to update your data in our database as we also

intend to register your current IP address to ascertain online impersonators.

Click here to proceed.

Note! Failure to comply will lead to online service suspension but in the interest of our valued customers.

Discover Bank Online.

©2019 All Rights Reserved.

Discover customers should never click on links to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.discover.com and sign-in from there. Once they are signed, they will be notified of updates and changes.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 23, 2020 at 6:01 PM by an anonymous user from Melrose, Massachusetts, United States

    I am getting charged every month $9.99 from Doordash. Please cancel these charges.

    Louise Napolitano card ending in 6552

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  • March 15, 2020 at 10:47 AM by info

    "From: Discover Card - alert-019_emailonline@sctray.com

    Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:28 AM

    Subject: Account Locked

    Account Center

    Discover.com

    Account Locked

    We've locked your account to protect you from suspicious activity.

    For your protection, we need you to verify your identity immediately.

    To unlock your account, please log on to your account and follow the instruction.

    After verifying your account, we'll take the necessary steps to protect you from fraud.

    Unlock your account

    Please don't reply directly to this automatically-generated e-mail message.

    For your protection, we need you to verify your identity immediately.

    Sincerely,

    Online Banking Team"

    Here is another scam.

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  • February 29, 2020 at 1:24 PM by an anonymous user from Babylon, New York, United States

    What are the official email addresses from discover?

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  • January 2, 2020 at 5:42 PM by an anonymous user from Suffolk, Virginia, United States

    Just received one from: sarahpetrie@charter.net

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  • December 25, 2019 at 4:02 PM by an anonymous user from Wilmington, California, United States

    I received mine on December 23, 2019. Mine also came fro a Charter.net email address.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 7:38 PM by an anonymous user from Spokane, Washington, United States

    "From: Discover Card <gthiel61@charter.net>

    Security Alert : Unusual activity detected®

    At Discover we are committed to the ongoing protection of our customers' so you can feel confident that every transaction you make is protected. The process is simple and will take just a moment.

    Your card was locked due to irregular card activity. While this is in effect, withdrawals and purchases performed with your card will be declined and your account access will be closed.

    You can continue using your card by verifying your information.

    Activate Now"

    Recieved this on 10/12/19. Deleted it as spam.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 9:25 AM by info

    "From: "Discover Card" <concordia@wi.rr.com>

    Date: June 29, 2019 at 1:47:34 AM EDT

    Subject: Important Notification On Your Account

    Discover.com My Account

    IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

    Due to a recent security issue your account is temporarily deactivated. You are required to reactivate your online account in less than 24 hours.

    After your activation is completed you can manage your money 24/7, pay bills, transfer money and set up standing orders online. You can also search and print statements.

    Confirm Account

    For your security, you may not be able to use your Discover card or access your account until you have confirmed that the activity above is valid"

    Here is another phishing email.

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The "Discover Card Account Alert" Phishing Scam