"Bank of America Restriction On Your Account" Phishing Scam

Bank of America Restriction On Your Account Phishing Scam

Bank of America customers who have received SMS text or email messages like the ones below, which claim a restriction has been placed on their accounts are asked to delete them. This is because the messages are phishing scams being sent by scammers or cybercriminals, to trick their potential victims into disclosing their Bank of America's account credentials, and their personal and financial information.

The "Bank of America Restriction On Your Account" Scam

Subject: Restriction On Your Account

Date: Thu 16/11/2017 04:13

From: customerservice@emcom.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America

Customer using a laptop for Online Banking Online Banking Alert

Security Update Notification

Dear Customer

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the Bank of America we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your Bank of America account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online banking experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

To update now Click http://bankofamerica.us/Online/Loginxphpx/

This is required for us to continue to offer you a safe and risk free environment

However, Failure to do so may result in temporary account suspension. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, Bank of America will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

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Once scammers or cybercrimes have gotten their potential victims' Bank of America information, they will use it to steal their money and use their accounts to commit fraud. Therefore, if you have received messages appearing as if they came from the Bank of America, asking you to call a number or respond to them with your personal or financial information, please do not follow the instructions in the messages and report them to the Bank of America. Always go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign into your account. Once you have signed in, you will be notified of changes or updates to your account.

If you were tricked into following instructions in a fake Bank of America or BofA message, please contact the Bank of America for help using the telephone number on the back of your credit or debit card. Let them know that you were ticked by cyber criminals into submitting your account information on a phishing website.

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  • July 1, 2018 at 12:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original message -

    From: Bank Of America <jtesta@commcc.org>

    Date: 6/30/18 1:49 PM (GMT-06:00)

    Subject: BOA Account Restriction Notification!

    Bank of America?

    BOA Account Restriction Notification!

    For your safety some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.

    Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your Account. If you don't update your information within 2 days, we'll limit and suspend your account. sorry for any inconvenience caused by our security measurements.


    Note: You will not be able to log in to your account, if you do not respond within 24 your account will be Restricted.

    © 2018 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved

  • March 3, 2018 at 11:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Tukwila, Washington, United States

    I received a similar ''security alert / your account will be restricted''

    type of scam email today.

    What is very disturbing is that sender had the actual last four numbers of

    my account, and I had only moments earlier provided that info to

    access my account by phone!

    I also was asked by the phone rep to verify my email address.

    Somehow they got that too?

    I checked my call log and no I did NOT misdial, plus I'd called 3 times due to 45 minute hold times. All to correct number.

    (I was attempting to report a fraudulent charge.) And I have called my bank dozens of times and have never been verified by providing my email address before.

    The so called fraud dept's rep was utterly unconcerned, and just said

    that they have ''good security''.

    The fact that the scammers had my actual last 4 numbers that I had JUST

    entered into their phone system didn't concern her at all.

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"Bank of America Restriction On Your Account" Phishing Scam