Yesterday I received an E-mail from "USAA Web Services" informing me that someone at an "unknown location" had tried to log into my account (which of course does not exist) and inviting me to click on a link to regain access. The link was a double-dot HTML file and of course I did not click on it.
Am I safe in assuming this is one of the usual malware scams? USAA purports to be a Texas-based automobile club, but of course I have no way of knowing whether they had anything to do with the subject E-mail message.
The subject message is still in my "Deleted" folder, in case anyone wants the details or they should be reported somewhere. I normally just delete such things, which are a dime a dozen. Unfortunately I know a number of computer users naive enough to click on such things (and to respond to cold calls from Microsoft, etc.) who sometimes then ask me to fix the resulting damage. I usually refer them to BC.
Should I be reporting these things somewhere?
EDIT - a brief visit to the legitimate USAA user group site revealed that many versions of this scam have been circulating recently, some at least in the wake of the great Home Depot data breach. I hardly need to call their attention to it! The number of different variations is impressive, somebody must be pretty industrious <G>.
Edited by saluqi, 20 August 2016 - 11:14 AM.