The email message below with the subject: "Important Notice," which claims that BOM (Bank Of Montreal) is performing an annual account maintenance procedure and asks the recipients to login into their BOM accounts by clicking on a link in it, in order to complete the procedure, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by Bank Of Montreal, but by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their BOM accounts' user names and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.
The Phishing "BMO Annual Account Maintenance Procedure" Email Message
Subject: Important Notice
BMO is performing the annual account maintenance procedure. Please login to your account and complete the requested actions. Once logged in you will be guided to the rest of the process. Log into Online Banking now to complete the maintenance.
Bank of Montreal
This is an automatically generated email, please do not reply to this message.
Recipients of the fake or phishing email message who were tricked by the phishing email message should check their BOM accounts for any discrepancy, and change their BOM account's password immediately before it is hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
Also, to protect against phishing scams, it is recommended that BMO customers go directly to https://www.bmo.com/, instead of clicking on a link in an email message, to sign into their accounts.
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