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Beware of "Your BMO Online Account has Been Blocked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your BMO Online Account has Been Blocked" Phishing Scam

Bank of Montreal customers who have received text or email messages like the one below, which claim that their accounts have been blocked are asked not to click on the links or follow the instructions in the messages. This is because the fake messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick Bank of Montreal customers into clicking on the links in the same fake messages, which go to a phishing website that steals online account credentials and personal information.

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Once the cybercriminals have received their potential victims’ online account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.

The "Your BMO Online Account has Been Blocked" Phishing Scam

From: 4165752400@txt.bell.ca

Alert! Your BMO online account has been blocked. To restore simply click the link: hxxp://bit.do/dPmsJ

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal users who have received messages asking them to click on a link or visit a website in order to update, re-confirm or verify their accounts, should always go directly to https://www.bmo.com/ and sign-in from there. Once the Bank of Montreal users have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of updates and other important changes, if there is any.

Going directly to Bank of Montreal’s website (www.bmo.com) will prevent users or customers from becoming victims of phishing scams that steal personal information or online account credentials.

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