Beware of "Important Message from Bank Of America" Phishing Scams
September 28, 2016
Bank of America customers are advised not click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts, because cybercriminals are using fake email messages like the one below to trick them into visiting phishing websites that steal banking credentials, personal and financial information. They should instead, go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign into their accounts, and once they have signed in, they will be shown important notifications or alerts. Doing this, will prevent them from clicking on links in fake email messages that go to phishing websites, which will prevent cybercriminals from stealing their information and gaining access to their accounts.
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Also, Bank of America will never send their customers an email message requesting banking credentials, personal and financial information. And, they will never send an email message with an attached form requesting the same sensitive information. Therefore, Bank of America customers who have received similar email messages are asked to delete them, and should always go to www.bankofamerica.com to sign into their accounts in order not to become a victim of phishing scams.
For an extra layer of security, it is recommended that Bank of America customers turn on SafePass. Click here to learn more about SafePass.
Remember, there is "SMShing," which is like phishing but is sent via SMS text messages. There is also "Vishing," which is similar to phishing but uses the features of Voice over IP (VoIP) phones to steal personal and financial information.
The Phishing Bank of America Email Message
From: Bank Of America email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:16 PM
Subject: Important Message from Bank Of America
Dear BOA Customer,
During your last Account Update, we discovered some of your information's are missing. Therefore, we have placed a temporary restriction on your account till we get a complete update from you. Endeavor to take little time to update your account details to protect the safety of your account.
Bank Of America Online Update
Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen our defenses against the threats targeting our Financial Institution.
We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have cause to you.
Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
2016 Bank of America Corporati on. All rights reserved.
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