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Fake E-mail Supposedly from USAA Targets US Resident

One morning when US resident Carol Carter checked her e-mail she found one particular message that was differently noticeable. The message was from United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and it talked about one card security warning, according to Carter. Kjrh.com published this in news on July 2, 2014.

USAA, which is a financial insurance firm, seemed to notify that it was making its information up-to-date. In that line, Carter required making her private data up-to-date else she could become endangered.

The threat was quite veiled, she opined. For, according to a minor detail striking most conspicuously, she didn't own any USAA card.

Interestingly, Carter is with Life Senior Services where the elderly are made aware of scams similar as the one that arrived inside her mailbox.

Naturally, according to security experts, USAA didn't send the e-mail. Indeed, it was certain phishing scam created for so deceiving USAA customers that they would willingly provide personal information that would actually land into the hands of cyber-criminals. People believing the trick and subsequently following a given web-link within the fake electronic mail would land on a fraudulent site which directed that they should log onto personal USAA A/Cs.

From there, they would get led onto a bogus online form, which solicited various personal info, especially users' payment card number with USAA, the security code, PIN as well as more identify details. Once the info got entered on the fake site, the scammers could utilize it for carrying out ID-theft and card fraud, the experts added.

Fortunately, on its online site, USAA cautioned consumers regarding such phishing campaigns. It reiterated that USAA wouldn't ever solicit any account or other personal details, including passwords else Personal Identification Numbers over electronic mail.

In addition, USAA urged consumers that anyone getting the scam e-mail must erase it wholly without filling in the form as well as inform the police. Nevertheless, in case anyone thought that he had been victimized with the USAA fraudulent message, he should dial the hotline number of USAA followed with notifying the association regarding the unfortunate happening so that action could be taken.

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