Internet crime schemes target victims using various methods: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has more tips to protect yourself and your family from the various types of Internet fraud.
The e-mail may state that your account has been compromised or that one of your accounts was charged incorrectly.
The email will instruct you to click on a link in the e-mail or reply with your bank account number to confirm your identity or verify your account.
The e-mail may even threaten to disable your account, if you don't reply, but don't believe it.
Legitimate companies never ask for your password or account number via e-mail.
If you receive a phishing e-mail there are several actions you should take: Similar to phishing, vishing scammers also seek to get you to provide your personal information.