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Beware of "New Message from Bank of America" Phishing Scam

2016-09-02T22:03:31 -  +
Beware of "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.

Please continue reading below.

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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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  • Posted: 2017-12-05T09:22:05 by an anonymous user from or near: 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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-04-25T13:39:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Kent, Washington, United States

    I just received this scam message today!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-04-10T16:51:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Union Township, New Jersey, United States

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

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-04-03T10:56:36 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Customer Verification
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-24T20:53:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Bonney Lake, 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

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-09-10T16:55:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Wheat Ridge, 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!

    delete