USAA Bank is warning its members to be on the lookout for a scam email that attempts to collect the user’s private information.
The email, which asks customers to verify their information by clicking on a link, appears to come from USAA and includes the company’s logo, but has telltale clues of its nefarious origins.
The email is not addressed to the user by name, but rather includes the general greeting of “Dear Customer”. Additionally, the email includes incorrect grammar and English, which is also a sign the email is not sent from USAA.
Users that click on the link to verify their information, as the email requests, will be redirected to a website that asks them to provide their personal information including PIN, card number, billing address and other information.
USAA’s website urges users who receive the email to disregard it, reminding customers that “USAA will not ask for any personal or account information, including PINs or passwords, in an email.”
Beware of emails that:
Members who may have given their information to the scammer should call USAA at 1-877-632-3002 or 1-800-531-8722.