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Beware of "Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

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Beware of "Online Banking Alert" Phishing Bank of America Email Messages

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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.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • December 23, 2017 at 7:58 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bankofamerica@Team.com <Bankofamerica@Team.com>
    Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:36 PM
    Subject: Online Banking Alert

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    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"

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  • December 1, 2017 at 12:51 PM by an anonymous user from Clearfield, 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.
    Βаnκ οf Αmегіса Еmаіl, 8th Flοοг-ΝС1-002-08-25, 101 Ѕοuth Τгуοn Ѕt., Сhагlοttе, ΝС 28255-0001
    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.

    ΑR72768/DD6Α66"

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  • July 13, 2014 at 9:23 AM by 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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