The email message below: "Unauthorized activity on my online account," is a phishing scam and was not sent by the Bank of America (BofA). The scam was designed to steal Bank of America users' 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 behind the phishing scam.
The Bank of America Phishing Email Scam
Subject: Unauthorized activity on my online account
Dear Bank of America customer,
We have recently detected that a different computer user has attempted gaining access to your online account and multiple passwords were attempted with your user ID. It is necessary to re-confirm your account information and complete a profile update.
You can do this by downloading the attached file and updating the necessary fields.
Note: If this process is not completed within 24-48 hours we will be forced to suspend your account online access as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes.
Completion of this update will avoid any possible problems with your account.
Thank you for being a valued customer.
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Do not open the attachment or follow the instructions in the email message. If you have received any email message like the one above, please go directly to Bank of America's website and sign into your account from there. If there is anything wrong with your Bank of America account it will be shown to you after signing into your account.
The email message contains an attachment, which is a phishing Bank of America HTML form that will send your Bank of America username, password, personal and financial information to the cybercriminals behind the scam, if you enter your information on the same form and submit it.
Never click on a link in an email message to sign or log into your Bank of America account, and always look at your web browser's address bar to ensure that you are on Bank of America's website and not some other fake or phishing website.
If you have already submitted your information on the fake Bank of America form, please contact Bank of America and change your password immediately, because with your Bank of America username and password, these scammers will hijack your account.