"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

The email message below with the subject: "During our usual security enhancement protocol, we observed multiple login attempt error while login in to your online banking account," is a Bank of American phishing scam. The message, which was not sent by the Bank of America, contains a link that will take recipients who have clicked any of the link in the same message, to a fake Bank of America website created to steal their Bank of America username, password and security questions.

Online Banking Alert Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

The Bank of America Alert Phishing Email

From: Bank of America Alert (onlinebanking@ealerts.bankofamerica.com)
Sent: Thu 12/12/13 4:52 AM
Online Banking Alert

Dear valued customer :

During our usual security enhancement protocol, we observed multiple login attempt error while login in to your online banking account. We have believed that someone other than you is trying to access your account for security reasons, we have temporarily suspend your account and your access to online banking and will be restricted if you fail to update.

To get start :

> Log on to https://www.bankofamerica.com/privacy/update.jsp

Please Note:

Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode.

Remember, Bank of America is committed to your security and protection.to find out more, take a look at our Information Security section under Privacy and Security on the Web site.

Bank of America, Member FDIC.
© 2013 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The link in the email message goes to the fake Bank of America website below:
hxxp://update. onlinebanking. bankofamerica.com. bikeindoor.com.br/

phishing or fake  bank of america website

Banking credentials entered on the bogus website will be sent to the scammers behind it, who will use the informatin to gain access to their potential victims' online banking accounts. Therefore, Bank of America customers who have been tricked by the fake email message, are asked to change their Bank of America password and contact the Bank of America.

Recipients of email messages that claim there is something wrong with their Bank of America online accounts, are asked to always go to https://www.bankofamerica.com/, sign into their accounts, and check their accounts for any descrepancies, instead of clicking on the links in the email messages.

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November 9, 2019 at 3:59 AM by
"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages
an anonymous user from: Higashinada Ward, Hyogo, Japan

Probably scam

"Dear Sir

I want to confirm from you whether you have contacted the Bank of America for the transfer of your $10,000,000 to your account for this last badge of quarterly payment.

The bank has been instructed to pay through Master card and delivery to the beneficiary contact address.

For your own good the only fee you will pay to the bank is only $500 processing and delivery of your card.

Contact the bank now with the bellow details


Mrs Kate Rollins (Manager FO)

Karl A. Racine

IMF (Washington DC)"


November 9, 2019 at 8:25 AM by
"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

It is a scam.


December 23, 2017 at 7:58 AM by
"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

Here is another scam:

"From: Bankofamerica@Team.com <Bankofamerica@Team.com>

Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:36 PM

Subject: Online Banking Alert

Red spacer

Bank of America®

Security Bank Account.

Was stopped banking services on the Internet because of a suspicious attempt entry to your online Bank of America to re-activate your account please to properly update all your data so that we can re-activate it,

Log in now to confirm your details"


December 1, 2017 at 12:51 PM by
"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages
an anonymous user from: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

This is the one I received...I don't even bank here!

"Το еnѕuге dеlіνегу, аdd οnlіnеЬаnκіng@еаlегtѕ.Ьаnκοfаmегіса.сοm tο уοuг аddгеѕѕ Ьοοκ.

Οnlіnе Βаnκіng Αlегt

Iггеgulаг Сhесκ Сагd Αсtіνіtу

Wе dеtесtеd іггеgulаг асtіνіtу οn уοuг Βаnκ οf Αmегіса Сhесκ Сагd οn 12/01/2017 Fοг уοuг ргοtесtіοn, уοu muѕt νегіfу thіѕ асtіνіtу Ьеfοге уοu саn сοntіnuе uѕіng уοuг сагd.

Ρlеаѕе сlісκ hеге tο геνіеw уοuг ассοunt асtіνіtу аnd сοnfігm уοuг ассοunt іnfοгmаtіοn. Uрοn νегіfісаtіοn, wе wіll геmονе аnу геѕtгісtіοnѕ рlасеd οn уοuг ассοunt.

Τhіѕ Αlегt геlаtеѕ tο уοuг Οnlіnе Βаnκіng ргοfіlе, гаthег thаn а рагtісulаг ассοunt.

Lіκе tο gеt mοге Αlегtѕ? Ѕіgn іn tο уοuг Οnlіnе Βаnκіng ассοunt аt Βаnκ οf Αmегіса аnd wіthіn thе Αссοuntѕ Ονегνіеw раgе ѕеlесt thе Αlегtѕ tаЬ.

Еmаіl Ρгеfегеnсеѕ

Τhіѕ іѕ а ѕегνісе еmаіl fгοm Βаnκ οf Αmегіса. Ρlеаѕе nοtе thаt уοu mау гесеіνе ѕегνісе еmаіl іn ассοгdаnсе wіth уοuг Βаnκ οf Αmегіса ѕегνісе аgгееmеntѕ, whеthег οг nοt уοu еlесt tο гесеіνе ргοmοtіοnаl еmаіl.

Сοntасt uѕ аЬοut thіѕ еmаіl

Ρlеаѕе dο nοt герlу tο thіѕ еmаіl wіth ѕеnѕіtіνе іnfοгmаtіοn, ѕuсh аѕ аn ассοunt numЬег, ΡIΝ, раѕѕwοгd, οг Οnlіnе ID. Τhе ѕесuгіtу аnd сοnfіdеntіаlіtу οf уοuг регѕοnаl іnfοгmаtіοn іѕ іmрοгtаnt tο uѕ. If уοu hаνе аnу quеѕtіοnѕ, рlеаѕе еіthег саll thе рhοnе numЬег οn уοuг ассοunt ѕtаtеmеnt οг uѕе thе Сοntасt Uѕ раgе, ѕο wе саn ргοрегlу νегіfу уοuг іdеntіtу.

Ρгіνасу аnd Ѕесuгіtу

Κееріng уοuг fіnаnсіаl іnfοгmаtіοn ѕесuге іѕ οnе οf οuг mοѕt іmрοгtаnt геѕрοnѕіЬіlіtіеѕ. Fοг аn ехрlаnаtіοn οf hοw wе mаnаgе сuѕtοmег іnfοгmаtіοn, рlеаѕе геаd οuг Ρгіνасу Ροlісу. Υοu саn аlѕο lеагn hοw Βаnκ οf Αmегіса κеерѕ уοuг регѕοnаl іnfοгmаtіοn ѕесuге аnd hοw уοu саn hеlр ргοtесt уοuгѕеlf.

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Τhіѕ mеѕѕаgе wаѕ ѕеnt tο dsortor@harperprecast.com

Βаnκ οf Αmегіса, Ν.Α. МеmЬег FDIС. Еquаl Нοuѕіng Lеndег

С 2017 Βаnκ οf Αmегіса Сοгрοгаtіοn. Αll гіghtѕ геѕегνеd.



July 13, 2014 at 9:23 AM by
"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages
an anonymous user from: Millbrook, Alabama, United States

This is the version I received from

Bank of America <onlinebanking@ ealerts.bankofamerica.com>:

You have 1 new ALERT message.

Please login to your Bank of America Online Banking and visit the Message Center section in order to read the message.

To Login, please click the link below:

Sign in to Online Banking

Thank you.

Bank of America, Member FDIC.

2014 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


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Online Threat Alerts Security Tips

Pay the safest way

Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly.

Guard your personal information

In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

Be careful of the information you share

Never give out your codes, passwords or personal information, unless you are sure of who you're dealing with

Know who you’re dealing with

Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has.

Check your accounts

Regularly check your account transactions and report any suspicious or unauthorised transactions.

Don’t believe promises of easy money

If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true.

Do not open email from people you don’t know

If you are unsure whether an email you received is legitimate, try contacting the sender directly via other means. Do not click on any links in an email unless you are sure it is safe.

Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

Before providing any personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, and passwords, be sure the website is secure.

Stay informed on the latest cyber threats

Keep yourself up to date on current scams by visiting this website daily.

Use Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are critical to online security.

Keep your software up to date and maintain preventative software programs

Keep all of your software applications up to date on your computers and mobile devices. Install software that provides antivirus, firewall, and email filter services.

Update the operating systems on your electronic devices

Make sure your operating systems (OSs) and applications are up to date on all of your electronic devices. Older and unpatched versions of OSs and software are the target of many hacks. Read the CISA security tip on Understanding Patches and Software Updates for more information.

What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

Help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

"Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages