This email with the subject "Unlock your Capital One account immediately !!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Feb 2007 23:18:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Capital One, N.A." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
- Due to recent account takeovers and unauthorized listings, Capital One is requesting a new account verification procedure. From time to time, randomly selected accounts are placed under an advanced updating process based on merchant accounts/bank relations and on-file credit cards.
Capital One may also request in an email message scanned/faxed copies of one or more photo ID's.
Your account confirmation may go wrong if your credit card/bank account has expired, or if you have changed/replaced your credit card without letting us know about the change.
Your account is not suspended, but if in 36 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to terminate your Capital One subscription.
- If you received this notice and you are not an authorized Capital One account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Capital One policy to represent oneself as an Capital One user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.
Remember: We won't require your ATM PIN number for this operation !!
To begin unlocking your Capital One account please click the link below:
(Capital One will never ask for your ATM/PIN)
If we don't receive your account verification within 36 hours from you, we will further lock down your account untill we will be able to contact you by e-mail or phone.