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"Bank of America Unusual Activity On Your Card" Phishing Scams

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"Bank of America Unusual Activity On Your Card" Phishing Scams

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Bank of America customers, be aware of phishing email scams like the one below that are being sent to potential victims by cybercriminals. The phishing email scams are 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.

Sample "Bank of America Unusual Activity On Your Card" 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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:32 AM by info

    "From: onlinebanking-bofa@secure.bankofamerica.com

    Sent: Monday, July 29, 11:41 AM

    Subject: RE: Newsletter #X22-L22-G22

    Security Alert: Unusual debit card activity detected

    Dear Client

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America debit card on 07/29/2019. For your security, please verify the following transaction(s) so that you can continue to use your card.

    Do you recognize all of these transaction(s)?

    Approved transaction at SQC*CASH APP for $640.59 on 07/29/2019

    Declined transaction at TOP UP B.V. for $924.11 on 07/29/2019

    Approved transaction at SQC*CASH APP for $712.31 on 07/29/2019

    YES

    will make your card immediately ready to use again.

    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.

    Your last sign-in was 07/23/2019

    To verify that this email is from Bank of America, confirm your last sign-in date is correct. To access Online or Mobile Banking, go directly to bankofamerica.com or use our Mobile Banking App.

    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"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM by info

    Received this fake Bank of America message:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: Bank of America <info@dumpster-f40.nl>

    Date: Jun 10, 2019 8:10 AM

    Subject: Re: Unusual debit card activity detected -

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    Bank of America簧

    Security Alert: Unusual debit card activity detected

    Dear Client,

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America debit card on 06/10/2019. For your security, please verify the following transaction(s) so that you can continue to use your card.

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    Do you recognize all of these transaction(s)?

    Approved transaction at SQC*CASH APP for $24.59 on 06/10/2019

    Declined transaction at TOP UP B.V. for $624.11 on 06/10/2019

    Declined transaction at SQC*CASH APP for $240.59 on 06/10/2019

    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.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 4:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank 0f America <system@praweb.ru>

    Date: September 12, 2018 at 10:30:46 PM EDT

    Subject: Unusual debit card activity detected

    Reply-To: <system@praweb.ru>

    Bank of America®

    Security Alert: Unusual debit card activity detected

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America debit card on 07/29/2018. For your security, please verify the following transaction(s) so that you can continue to use your card.

    action icon

    Do you recognize all of these transaction(s)?

    Declined transaction at 10070848 for $334.00 on 09/13/2018

    Declined transaction at WU *4080746195 for $200.00 on 09/13/2018

    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 will make your card immediately ready to use again.

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

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  • July 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

    Today (07/01/18) I received a report of "irregular activity" on my Bank of America account, making reference to my debit card. The email came from "user@lycos.com."

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