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"New Message from Bank of America" Phishing Scam

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"New Message from Bank of America" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject: "New Message from Bank of America," which appears as a Bank of America alert, claiming that irregular activity have been detected on the recipients' Bank of America Check Cards, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by the Bank of America(BoA), but by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting a phishing website that will steal their Bank of America online accounts' username and passwords, personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.

The Phishing Bank of America Email Message

From: © Bank of America <e.a@bankofamerica.com>
To: Undisclosed-Recipients:;
Sent: Sun, Aug 28, 2016 8:55 am
Subject: New Message From Bank of America.

Security Alert

Irregular Check Card Activity

We detected irregular activity on your Bank of America Check Card on 24 August 2016. For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your card.

Please visit Online Banking at www.bankofamerica.com/information.cgi?=update to review your account activity. We will review the activity on your account and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

This alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account. This is for verification purposes only.

Want to confirm this email is from Bank of America? Sign in to Online Banking and select Alerts History to verify this alert.

Bank of America, Member FDIC.

© 2016 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 5:04 PM by an anonymous user from New Hyde Park, New York, United States

    I have received the letter, they even are using a Letterhead of the National MultI Sclerosis Society.. If it is of the Bank America should not show the other comopany.. scam, beside no one who really wants to donate money will be asking for your info.

    remove

  • July 16, 2018 at 8:01 AM by an anonymous user from Branksome Chine, England, United Kingdom

    Just had a fun one today:

    "From The Desk of: Dr Charles Holliday Jr..

    Bank of America.

    Branch Offices New York

    1680 Broadway, New York.

    NY 10019, USA.

    Vice Chairman on Investment Banking

    Director, Credit Control Dept.thailinks

    RE: TELEGRAPHIC WIRE TRANSFER NOTICE.

    We are hereby officially notify you concerning your fund telegraphic

    Transfer through our bank, Bank of America, New York, to your bank account,

    which has been officially approved by the management of World Bank Swiss

    (WBS) to credit the sum of US$18.5 Million into your bank account.

    Note that I have started processing your payment and every thing concerning

    the immediate remittance of your funds will be carried out within the

    shortest possible time from the time we received your? Below needed

    information

    Also be informed that the Governor of Bank in London (BL) will sign on your

    payment advice and a copy of the advice will be sent to the World Bank in

    Swiss for some record purposes. Meanwhile your information and your full

    contact details were received from our research manager, Barr.Paul Peterson

    on your behalf to FRB for immediate release of your fund

    This fund was part of the lodged Late President Saddam Hussein of Iraq

    discovery fund with World Bank of Switzerland, which the Swiss Bank has

    decided to distribute it generously to help few lucky individuals and the

    American Government is in agreement with the Swiss Bank to distribute the

    fund to 700 hundred thousand people in America, Europe & Asia in other to

    help improve their businesses.

    Therefore, reconfirm the aforesaid information accurately, because this

    office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds or

    liable of any fund credited into an unknown account.

    These are the information we needed to be reconfirmed by you.

    1.Your Full Bank Account Details

    2.Your Direct Cell or office phone to reach you 3.Your address of locations

    4.Your full name

    Finally, you are required to reconfirm directly to me the above information

    to enable me use it to process your bill of payment.

    Your quick response shall be mostly appreciated; all your response should be

    directed through our alternative email address for the immediate attention

    of the credit control department.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Dr Charles Holliday Jr..

    Vice Chairman, Director, Credit /Telex Department.

    Click here to view the fund page for BANK OF AMERICA news

    If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

    hxxp://action.lung.org/site/"

    remove

  • December 5, 2017 at 9:22 AM by an anonymous user from Madison, Tennessee, United States

    I received this one yesterday:

    "Bank of America(R)

    Your new password recovery

    options are all set

    You successfully updated card information and password recovery options for your account. You can log in to My Account to view or update these details at any time:

    Personal banking

    Bank of America

    Red Check Icon

    Setting up your account information

    Red Check Icon

    Applying for loan

    Red Check Icon

    Better Online Banking

    Sign In

    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender

    ©2017 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved."

    remove

  • April 25, 2017 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from Kent, Washington, United States

    I just received this scam message today!

    remove

  • April 10, 2017 at 4:51 PM by an anonymous user from Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

    received the phishing Bank of America email 4/10 at 9:19 AM

    remove

  • April 3, 2017 at 10:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Customer Verification <alert@mail.com>

    Date: April 2, 2017 at 1:40:04 PM EDT

    Subject: New Message From Bank of America.

    Bank of America

    Security Alert

    Irregular Check Card Activity

    We detected irregular activity on your Bank of America Check Card on 02-April -2017. For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your card.

    Please visit Online Banking at www.bankofamerica.com/information.cgi?=update to review your account activity. We will review the activity on your account and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

    This alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account. This is for verification purposes only.

    Want to confirm this email is from Bank of America? Sign in to Online Banking and select Alerts History to verify this alert.

    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.

    © 2017 Bank of America Corporation."

    remove

  • January 24, 2017 at 8:53 PM by an anonymous user from Ferndale, Washington, United States

    Text message from 410-200-500

    "FRM: 18157txtid@wa.com MSG: Security Department Ring ::: 2533439607 Key Tacoma WA Bank"

    Received message at 5:39pm 01/24/2017

    remove

  • September 10, 2016 at 4:55 PM by an anonymous user from Denver, Colorado, United States

    Received a text message from 855-976-1354 saying that our debit card has been frozen due to suspicious use and to go to www.US-BankOfAmerica.com to complete 3 questions to unlock our account. We don't bank with BoA. LOL!

    remove

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