A Sample of the "Bank of America Unusual Activity on Your Account" Phishing Scam
From: "Bank of America" <email@example.com>
Date: December 19, 2017 at 11:31:43 AM CST
Subject: Security Alert: Unusual Activity On Your Card
Bank of America®
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.