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Beware of "Bank of America Unusual Activity on Your Account" Phishing Scams

2018-06-02T08:12:59  +
Beware of "Bank of America Unusual Activity on Your Account" Phishing Scams

Bank of America customers, be aware of phishing emails that claim some unusual activities have been detected your accounts. The phishing emails like the one below are being sent to potential victims by cybercriminals, and are being used to steal Bank of America customers' username, password, personal and financial information. This is done by attempting to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on a link in the same emails that goes to a phishing website that steals personal information and online account credentials.

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A Sample of the "Bank of America Unusual Activity on Your Account" Phishing Scam

From: "Bank of America" <ambrown@mail.johnstoncc.edu>

Date: December 19, 2017 at 11:31:43 AM CST

Subject: Security Alert: Unusual Activity On Your Card

Bank of America®

Security Alert

Unusual credit card activity detected

We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America card on 12/19/2017. For your security, please verify the following transaction(s) so that you can continue to use your card.

Do you recognize these transaction(s)?

Approved transaction at Amazon UK Retail for $100.32 on 12/19/2017

Yes,I recognize all of these

YES will make your card immediately ready to use again.

NO, I do not recognize one or more of these

NO will allow you to complete the verification process and file a fraud claim in Online or Mobile Banking.

Please respond to this message or we may need to place certain limitations on your card to protect your account.

If you have already contacted us, please disregard this notice.

Bank of America customers should always go directly to Bank of America's website at https://www.bankofamerica.com/ and sign into their accounts from there, instead of clicking on a link in an email message. And, Bank of America (BOA) customers who have been tricked by the scam should immediately attempt to change their BOA account passwords and contact Bank of America for help.

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 2:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Bank of America
    Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎March‎ ‎8‎, ‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎19‎:‎50‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EST
    Subject: Bank of America: Account Verification Alert

    Dear Customer:
    Bank of America have detected irregular activity on your account on March 08, 2018.

    Your Bank of America details has been entered incorrectly severally and, for the protection of your account, we have suspended access to your account until we confirm your identity.

    If you choose to ignore our request, you will leave us no choice but to permanently
    deactivate your Bank of America Online Banking access.

    Please kindly click on the link below to complete the update process.

    This instruction has been sent to all Bank of America customers and is obligatory to follow.

    Thanks for helping us serve you.
    Sincerely, Your
    © 2018 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 10:47 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:34 AM
    Subject: Bank Of America
    From:

    Bank of America – Irregular Account Activity

    We detected irregular activity on your Bank of America online on 03/27/2018 For your protection, We are sorry to inform you that your online account has been temporarily locked after too many unsuccessful login attempts was made.

    Unfortunately, if we do not hear from you, certain limitations may be placed on your account.

    To strengthen the security measures protecting your account, we have added additional security. We will review and verify the activity on your account with you and take necessary steps to protect your account from fraud.

    Please click on your email below and follow the Instruction to your account restore access.

    russgraham@sbcglobal.net

    All Transactions are backed by our Online Banking Security Guarantee

    Bank of America, N.A, Member FDIC.
    © 2016 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank of America
    Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:56 AM
    Subject: Unusual Activity Detected

    Security Alert

    Dear Customer,

    At Bank of America, your satisfaction is our number one priority, We have detected an irregular activity on your account and we are placing a hold on your account for your protection. Click Account Verification Now and follow the instructions to unlock your account.

    We are here to assist you anytime. Your account security is our priority. Thanks you for choosing Bank of America.

    Sincerely,
    BOA Fraud Department
    © 2018 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 8:13 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Activity Alert: Unusual activities in your account detected
    Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:44:40 -0500
    From: Bank of America

    Bank of America®
    Security Alert: Unusual activities in your account(s) detected

    Dear Valued Customer:

    We're letting you know that we detected some unusual activity in your account on 12/21/2017. For your security, please protect your account from unauthorized transaction(s) by clicking "NO, I don't recognize" so that we can protect your account.
    action
    icon
    Do you recognize all of these transaction(s)?

    Declined transaction at BEST BUY for $332.50 on 12/21/2017
    Declined transaction at APPLE for $223.50 on 12/21/2017
    NO, I don't recognize one or more of these
    NO will require you to complete the verification process to help protect your account.

    Once you've completed the update, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of your account.
    If you have already contacted us, please disregard this notice.

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