Your SunTrust Activity Summary Came as Summary
The SunTrust bank, US, Headquarters in Atlanta customers are suggested to look for notification of bank titled "Your SunTrust Activity summary." The emails seem genuine, but they are part of phony scam that made to con users so that they could have their details, reported softpedia.com on June 3, 2013.
The emails look like this "Your contact details have been modified. Your bank contact information has been updated by SunTrust: to have a look over the updates, or make extra updates, sign on to update your information.
"If you did not make this request by calling or through web, or at a SunTrust branch, please contact 1-800-330-4684 for small business banking and for personal banking. We are ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Kindly do not reply to this email.
Those who click "update your contact information" and fall for the trick will be taken to a phony site that is nearly same to the legitimate SunTrust login page. Once they give you the user ID and password on the phony website, they will be taken to another phony page that asks for further banking details also the account information which then reaches to the fraudsters.
The phishing tries to be more sophisticated than some. An automatic email will be send by the banks to users if account details have been updated so that the message may look like legitimate banking messages that the recipient has got in the history, commented by security experts.
Also, the phony website even shows a fake data verification message after users enter the requested details in an effort to make the procedure more genuine. At last, victims are taken to genuine page of SunTrust bank website and display a message informing them that have successfully signed out of the banking session, they added further.
On the genuine page of SunTrust website suggest users to forward suspicious emails to email@example.com. You will got a answer that they have confirmed your email, the bank observed. If you provided account or personal information in an effort to fraudulent email or site, contact SunTrust at its hotline number.
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