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

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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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Sample "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: Dec 23, 2017 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 <bankofamericaalerts@ealerts.com>

    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
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    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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