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Beware of "Bank of America You Have a Time-Sensitive Message" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Bank of America You Have a Time-Sensitive Message" Phishing Scam

The email message activity alert below, which appears as if it came from the Bank of America (BOA), and claims that unusual activities have been detected on the recipients' accounts, 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.

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The "Bank of America You Have a Time-Sensitive Message" Phishing Scam

From: Bank of America

Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 7:15 AM

To: ActivityAlert@BankofAmerica..com

Subject: Activity Alert: You Have a Time-Sensitive Message

We recently detected unusual activities on your account. For your security we need you to VERIFY the require information with us.

Please download the attached form to this email provided by our Security Team

Open the attachment with your browser and fill it up in order to confirm your records.

Once your account information is updated, everything will work as normal.

We actively monitor your accounts and are constantly advancing our technology to help reduce the risk of fraud. In addition, we want to help by verify unusual activity.

2017 Bank of America Corporation.

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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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, United States

    I am confused about why I have received two of the messages supposedly from Bank of America stating in the subject area "Activity Alert: You Have A Time-Sensitive Message". To our knowledge we have NO Bank of America Account.

    I have forwarded both emails to abuse@bankofamerica.com and info@onlinethreatalerts.com



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