Fifth Third Bank customers are asked to be aware of phishing scams like the one below which claim that there have been unauthorized login attempts on their accounts which resulted in their account usernames being changed. The phishing scams steal online banking account credentials by tricking the recipients into clicking on a link in the fake email messages. The link goes to a fake Fifth Third Bank website disguised as the legitimate one located at www.53.com.
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The “Fifth Third Bank Unauthorized Log-in Attempt” Phishing Scam
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 4:39 PM
Subject: Unauthorized Log-in Attempt
Your username has been changed
Your Fifth Third username has been changed. Please use your new username the next time you sign on.
If you did not initiate the request or feel that you have received this e-mail in error, Please Click Here.
Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.
Thank you. We appreciate your business.
Fifth Third Online Customer Service
Once Fifth Third Bank’s customers attempt to sign into the fake or phishing website that the link goes to, their banking credentials will be sent to the cybercriminal behind the scam, who will use the stolen information to gain access to their accounts, steal their money, and use the accounts fraudulently.
Therefore, it is important that Fifth Third Bank customers never click on links to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.53.com/ and sign-in from there. This will prevent them from being tricked into visiting phishing websites that steal personal and financial information.
Fifth Third Bank customers who have been tricked by the phishing email, or those who think they have been tricked, should contact Fifth Third Bank for help.
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