"Bank of America Activity Alert" Phishing Scams

The email message activity alert below, which appears as if it came from Bank of America (BOA) is a phishing scam that is being sent to potential victims by cyber criminals. The phishing email has been created by cyber criminals to steal Bank of America customers' username, password, personal and financial information. This is done by attempting to frighten and trick potential victims into opening the attached phishing HTML form and submitting their information via it, which will be sent to the cyber-criminals responsible for the phishing scam. And, once the cyber criminals have received the stolen information, they use it to gain access to their potential victims' BOA accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

Bank of America Activity Alert Phishing Scams

Sample of a "Bank of America Activity Alert" Phishing Scam

From: Bank@BofAmerica-activity.com

Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:27 PM

Subject: Bank of America: Activity Alert

Attachment: BankofAmerica_Form.html

Dear Bank of America customer,

Your account may have been accessed from different location.

This may be due to changes in your IP address or location.

Protecting the security of our customers is our primary concern.

Please download the attached form, open, and fill it up in order to confirm your identity.

At Bank of America, we are serious about protecting our customers from fraud.

That's why we take these steps whenever we notice any unusual account activity.

Thank you,

Bank of America Customer Service.

Copyright 2017 Bank of America. All rights reserved.

Bank of America (BofA) customers should not open the attachment or follow the instructions in the email message. This is because the attachment is a phishing Bank of America HTML form that sends the information entered on it to cybercriminals, who will use the stolen information to hijack their victims' accounts and use them fraudulently. Also, Bank of America will never send an email message with an attached form requesting account credentials, personal or financial information.

Bank of America customers who have received email messages like the one above, they should 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 the email messages. If there is something wrong with or something that needs to be done their Bank of America accounts, it will be shown to them after signing in.

Bank of America (BOA) customers who have been tricked and have already submitted their information via the fake form, should immediately attempt to change their BOA account passwords and contact Bank of America for help.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 3:24 PM by info

    "From: Bank of America <BankofAmerica@customerloyalty.accounts.com>

    Date: July 2, 2019 at 11:41:59 AM CDT

    Subject: Online Banking Alert®

    Online Banking Alert®

    Message from Customer Service

    Dear Customer

    We have detected irregular activity on your account.

    For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your account.

    Please Sign In to review and verify your account

    We will review the activity on your account upon verification and we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

    Remember: Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode.


    Customer Service

    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.

    2019 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam

  • November 20, 2018 at 4:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank Of America <budabarbershop5120@res217.servconfig.com>

    Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:46 PM

    Subject: Your Online ID was used to sign in from a new computer

    Bank of America®

    Security Alert: Your Online ID was used to sign in from a new computer, tablet or phone

    Dear Client,

    You asked us to let you know when a new device was used to sign in with your Online ID and Passcode.

    Location : Singapore

    Date: 11/18/2018

    If you think that this login was done by a third party Please update your credentials to maintain Safety

    Sign On"

  • September 29, 2018 at 7:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Management Service <major1999@cox.net>

    Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:47 PM

    To: you@you.com

    Subject: A- Notice

    Security Alert

    We need you to review your online access informations


    For security reasons, your account Banking has been temporarily suspended.

    For your protection we need you to review and update your account details

    How you can help?: it's usually quite straight forward to take care of these things

    ‮! woN etavitcaeR"

  • September 23, 2018 at 12:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank of America onlinebanking@alerts.com

    Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018, 08:44AM 01:00

    Subject: Activities Alert


    Due to several invalid logon attempt from a different location

    Your security is important to us. If you did not authorize

    this change or feel that you are receiving this message in error please Click Here

    This Alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account.

    The account listed here is for verification purposes only.

    Bank of America

    Member FDIC"

  • June 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-Original Message-

    From: Bank of America Alert <unwx@usc.edu>

    Sent: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 1:30 am

    Subject: Important Notice

    Bank of America®

    Activity Alert

    Different ip location was attempted to log to your online access and multiple failure logon

    were detected, it's now important for you to update your full profile for your account safety

    What you need to know

    Click here www.bankofamerica.com to update and secure your online access.

    If this process is not done within 24-48 hours. We will be forced to suspend your Account Online Access, as it might have been used for fraudulent purposes."

  • February 19, 2018 at 5:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original message -

    From: Bank of America <amarket@a1marketing.ca>

    Date: 2/15/18 4:34 AM (GMT-05:00)

    To: Bank of America <amarket@a1marketing.ca>

    Subject: Message Bank of America Security System

    Dear Bank of America Customer,

    We detected a debit from your Account over the weekend which is abnormal irregular activity on your Bank of America Account on 15/02/2018.

    Web Address: www.bankofamerica.com.

    For your protection, we strongly advice you verify this suspicious activity before we debit your Account.

    We will review the suspicious activity on your Account witch you and upon verification, and remove any restrictions placed on your Account.

    Go to your account.

    Please note: If you cannot click on the link, please move the message into the Inbox .

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "BOA Security Alert!

    Bank of America Higher Standards Online Banking Dear Value Customer, During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, we have detected a slight error in your billing information. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

    1. A recent change in your personal information ( i.e.change of address).

    2. Submiting invalid information during the initial sign up process.

    3. An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due to an internal error within our processors. Please update and verify your information by clicking the link below: https://update.bankofamerica.com/

    If your account information is not updated within 24 hours then your ability to access your account will become restricted. Thank you The Bank of America Billing Deptartment . Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing LenderEqual Housing Lender © 2018 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners."

  • July 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

    I received this obvious phishing expedition today (7/25/2017):

    "Activity Alert

    You have a new Message


    We're letting you know that our security system has detected invalid information on your account.

    Due to this we had to suspend your online access and freeze your funds.

    Please go to the Verification Center on our website to verify your account

    After successful verification you will be able to use your account as usual.

    Failure to verify your details today may result in permanent account suspension

    This alert is in reference to an open account you have on file with us. The e-mail listed in this alert is for verification purposes only.

    Alert date: 07/24/2017

    Claim number: 7736277047

    We're here to help. If you have questions, contact us online or call the number on the back of your credit or debit card.

    [Note: The sender's email address was a dead giveaway "BOA Bank of America {msgid-is-126di.12@msg-BOA.1262621182.cbs46.com}"

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"Bank of America Activity Alert" Phishing Scams