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Beware of "Bank of America Account Suspended" Phishing SMS Text and Emails

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Beware of "Bank of America Account Suspended" Phishing SMS Text and Emails

If you are a Bank of America or BoA customers and you have received SMS text or email messages like the ones below, which claim your account or profile has been temporarily suspended or limited, asking you to call a particular phone number, visit a website, or respond to them, please do not. 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.

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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.

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.

Samples of the "Bank of America Account Suspended" Phishing SMS Text

  • "Your Bank of America account has been temporarily suspended. Login now to reactivate it"
  • "Your Bank of America profile has been temporarily suspended. Click on the link below to reactivate it hxxps://goo.gl/cW5GpA" sent from 525515851319."
  • "BofA Update ID#417# Your account is currently suspended! Please reconfirm your account: hxxp://www.boaaonuser.tk/bjW9/OMRNID"
  • "There was an unauthorized purchase made with your BofA card, thus we suspended your account. Visit the link below to reactivate it hxxps://tinyurl.com/y8c3bh8k"
  • "(Message: Account suspended) Re-enable at hxxp:/client.Bank of America-my 173-id.com"
  • "Bank Of America : Your Account has been suspended , Requesting to Reactivate Account , Please Click Here : hxxp://bit. do/ddDpG?Bofa3487"

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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Covina, California, United States

    "358818 is your authorization code which expires in 10 minutes. If you didn't request the code, call 1.800.427.2449 for assistance."
    "129672 is your authorization code which expires in 10 minutes. If you didn't request the code, call 1.800.427.2449 for assistance."

    I got these texts just now and they were preceded by a phone number that I did not answer. He immediately said hello ma’am, you probably received a phone call earlier and I bet you didn’t pick up because you didn’t recognize it. I then told him who are you calling from?. He said that he was with Bank of America and that he needed to ask me some questions about my account.

    He said, however, it already sounds like you are suspicious about this call so I recommend that you call Bank of America, with the number on the back of the card, and then I will answer and help you. I said OK I’m gonna call the number on my card. He said OK mam have a good night. What a scam. Of course, I did not call and I did not log into my account after that interaction. So angry that people are not catching these jerks trying to steal from us.

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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Message From Online Banking
    From: Bank of America <bankofamerica.com@rcn.com>
    Sent: 22:26, Tuesday, 5 December 2017

    Bank of America®
    Activity Alert
    For your convenience, your online access have been suspended due to billing error on 12/05/2017.

    Please sign in to Online Banking take a moment to verify some additional information to complete your account.

    Thanks for choosing Bank of America.
    Bank of America Account Management Department

    This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service emails in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email.
    Read our Privacy Notice.
    Please don't reply directly to this automatically generated email message.
    Bank of America Email, NC1-028-09-01, 150 N College St., Charlotte, NC 28255
    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
    © 2017 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    Just received the following ALERT from Bank of America but I don't have a BofA account, so I felt this was a scam:

    "Activity Alert
    Your debit card online purchased

    kindly note that your purchased was rejected due to unknown billing address filled on purchased.

    Online purchased information:

    Transaction type: Debit card online purchased
    Website: www.amazon.com
    Payment Amount: $274.32
    Payment Posted Date:November, 4 2017

    Please, do report this purchased if its not from you as the account holder."

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