Bank of America Phishing Scam - "Unauthorized Activity on Your Online Account"
Jan 28, 2015
The email message below: "Unauthorized activity on your online account," is a phishing scam that is being sent out to potential victims by cybercriminals. The phishing email has been created to steal Bank of America customers' username, password, personal and financial information, by attempting to trick them into opening the attached phishing HTML form and entering their information on it, which will be sent to the cyber-criminals responsible for the phishing scam.
Please continue reading below.
The Bank of America Phishing Email Scam
From: Bank of America
Subject: Unauthorized activity on your online account
Attachment: Validation Form.html
CASE ID: 2796459
We have recently detected several failed attempts to provide the correct answers to your security questions.
As a result, we have temporarily suspended your online access and we need to go through some verification.
To begin please download the attached file below and start with the verification procedure.
Bank of America safeguards your account whenever there isa possibility that someone else is attempting to sign in.
Please understand that this form must be completed within 24 hours.
This is our security measure intended to help and protect you and your account.
Thank you for your cooperation and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
© 2014 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
Bank of America customers should not open the attachment or follow the instructions in the email message. If they receive email messages like the one above, they should go directly to Bank of America's website and sign into their accounts from there. If there is anything wrong with their Bank of America accounts it will be shown to them after signing into their accounts.
The attachment is a phishing Bank of America HTML form that sends the information entered on it to cybercriminals, who will use the stolen information to hijack their victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.
Therefore, Bank of America customers should never click on a link in an email message to sign or log into their online account, and should always look at their web browser's address bar to ensure that they are on Bank of America's website, and not on some other fake or phishing website.
Bank of America customers who have already submitted their information on the fake form, should contact Bank of America and change their passwords immediately.
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