We all get scam emails, probably every day. And in the midst of winning foreign lotteries and lost royalty reaching out, there’s some real gems. While they’re trying to steal your credit cards, you identity, and even your dog, they might as well be a little more direct. They should try something like this instead:
Subject: Your Bank Account has Been Suspended
Dear Valued Member,
This email is to advise you that several invalid login attempts have been made at your online account at either US Bank, Bank of America, or Wells Fargo. To protect your privacy, the specific bank has not been identified and your account has been temporarily suspended.
In order for your account to be reactivated, please update your information by sending us the following information: Name of Institution, Username, Password, Mother’s Maiden Name, Name of First Pet, High School Mascot, and Model of First Car.
Your account is important to us. Please reply as quickly as possible so your account may be reinstated.
American Bankers Protection Union
Note: Attempting to log in to online banking before replying with verified account information will result in permanent termination of account and all funds within.