The "Bank of America Account Has Been Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam
From: Bank of America. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:45 PM
Subject: Online Alert
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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