"New Message from Bank of America" Phishing Scam
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 <email@example.com>
Sent: Sun, Aug 28, 2016 8:55 am
Subject: New Message From Bank of America.
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.
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