A phishing (identity theft) campaign targeting Charles Schwab brokerage clients is currently making a strong showing. The spoofed account notification typically arrives as:
Subject: Charles Schwab Alert: Sign-In Online Banking Access Locked
From: Charles Schwab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It’s a high quality forgery, but the emails typically originate from compromised mail servers throughout the world.
The actual email itself will look like this one:
While the hyper links included will direct users to very high-quality web site forgeries designed to trick users into providing their actual Schwab.com username and password.
There are countless fake landing pages in use, but this example linked to:
Needless to day, if you’ve fallen for this scam, an immediate phone call the real Charles Schwab service center is in order.
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