"Bank of America Account Has Been Temporarily Locked" Scam

"Bank of America Account Has Been Temporarily Locked" Scam

The "Bank of America Account Has Been Temporarily Locked" email message below is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting a phishing website that will steal their Bank of America online accounts' username and passwords, personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.

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The "Bank of America Account Has Been Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

From: Bank of America. <nepasrepondre-sprout-mittwald@icloud.unad.edu.co>

Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:45 PM

Subject: Online Alert

Hello Dear,

Youг aссouпt has beeп temрoгaгily loсked

For secuгity гeasoпs, we have temрoraгily loсked youг aссouпt access :

to staгt uпloсkiпg рroсess рlease рroсeed below.


To unloсk We will ask you to eпteг youг Oпliпe ID and Рassсode for youг ргoteсtioп.

You'll also be гequired to veгify some of youг iпfoгmatioп.

– Your Security Team

Bank of America customers should always go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign into their accounts, instead of clicking on a link in email messages. Once they are signed in, they will be notified of any changes or updates to their accounts. Doing this will prevent them from being tricked into visiting phishing websites.

Bank of America (BoA) customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email message are asked to contact Bank of American immediately for help.

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