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Beware of "Bank of America Security Update Notification" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Bank of America Security Update Notification" Phishing Scam

Bank of America customers who have received SMS text or email messages like the ones below, which claim they need to update their account information in order to reduce fraud 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 Security Update Notification" Scam

Subject: Restriction On Your Account

Date: Thu 16/11/2017 04:13


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

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.

Official Sponsor 2004-2017 U.S. Olympic TeamsBank of America, Member FDIC.© 2017 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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 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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  • Posted: Apr 25, 2018 at 11:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

    Just received email. I had recently updated my information with BOA, so that's probably the only reason I second guessed it. It looked like it was from BOA. I looked at the code behind the email to see if anything stuck out, but I'm not a coder, so I wasn't sure except that the email return had emco before the BOA, so I looked it up and got this message. I am really glad I double checked.


  • Posted: Apr 25, 2018 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    Just received this email, too. I don’t have a Bank of America account.


  • Posted: Apr 25, 2018 at 8:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Just received the message and marked it as Phishing and deleted it.


  • Posted: Apr 8, 2018 at 7:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Minden, Nevada, United States

    think so - I got one too and deleted it


  • Posted: Apr 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I received message from < >
    is it a fishing scam ?


    • Posted: Apr 8, 2018 at 6:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

      Just received the same


    • Posted: Apr 8, 2018 at 5:32 PM by info

      Please send a copy of the message to us so we can determine if it is a scam or not.


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