The email message below with the subject: "PΝ:864114819," which claims Bank of America (BoA) will be introducing new online banking authentication procedures in order to protect the information of their online banking customers, is a phishing scam and instructions in it should not be followed. The email was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link in it, which will take them to a fake Bank of America website, created by cyber-criminals to steal their victims online banking credentials (username and password), personal and financial information.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your Bank of America account. Always go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign-in from there instead.
The Phishing Bank of America Email Message
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:57:52 +0000
Bank of America
Support : Important Notice
From January 25th, 2016, we will be introducing new online banking authentication procedures in order to protect the information of our online banking customers.
You are required to complete our account verification process and confirm your information as you will not be able to have access to our online banking system untill this process has been completed. Please click the link below to get started.
Please Note: Failure to complete the verification process can lead to permanent restrictions being placed on your access to our online banking system.
Online Bank of America
The link in the phishing email message goes to the following fake and phishing Bank of America websites: