Some internet users have been receiving emails claiming to be
from US Bank, informing them that their online banking account
had been shut down, and would remain shut until they confirmed their
The link contained inside the emails may at first glance appear to
be legitimate, but it really redirected users to a website based
in Korea in an attempt to steal users' account details.
A typical example of the scam email follows:
Dear U.S. Bank account holder,
We regret to inform you, that we had to block your U.S. Bank account
because we have been notified that your account may have been compromised
by outside parties.
Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your account must always
be under your control or those you designate at all times.
We have noticed some activity related to your account that indicates that
other parties may have access and or control of your information in your
These parties have in the past been involved with money laundering,
illegal drugs, terrorism and various Federal Title 18 violations.
In order that you may access your account we must verify your identity by
clicking on the link below.
Please be aware that until we can verify your identity no further access
to your account will be allowed and we will have no other liability for
your account or any transactions that may have occurred as a result of
your failure to reactivate your account as instructed below.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
Before you reactivate your account, all payments have been frozen, and you
will not be able to use your account in any way until we have verified