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Beware of "Bank of America Alert Suspicious Activity" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Bank of America Alert Suspicious Activity" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject "Bank of America Alert: Suspicious Activity," which appears as a Bank of America alert, claiming BOA detected multiple IP-Conflict on the recipients' online accounts, which will result in restrictions and closure of their online accounts, 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.

The "Bank of America Alert Suspicious Activity" Phishing Scam

From: "Bank Of America" <szwis2@eq.edu.au>

Date: February 21, 2018 at 10:27:05 AM CST

Subject: Bank of America Alert:Suspicious Activity

Bank of America®

Activity Alert

PERSONAL CHECKING/SAVINGS ACCOUNT

IP-Conflict detected on your account

Dear Valued Customer,

We're letting you know that we've detected multiple IP-Conflict on your online account, which will result to restrictions and closure of your online account, Kindly verify your account below to ensure the safety of your assests and online account.

For verification click http://www.bankofamerica.com/verify to restore and ensure the safety of your Account .

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.

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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  • June 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received one that had my last 4 digit of my ss#. I have absolutely nothing invested with Bank of America. Has anyone else received this type. Im concerned my identity is already at risk now.

    remove

  • September 10, 2018 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

    I received this today....

    "BANKOFAMERICA

    Dear ********* ****** ,

    You sent a payment of $1,887.60 to ALEXANDER THOMAS.

    Type: ELEC DRAFT (WIRE)

    For details of a recent payment made to you, please see the attached payment remittance advice.

    If you have any queries or questions, our contact details are printed on the remittance advice.

    View your transaction confirmation here.

    Thank you for using Bankofamerica. Smart Banking for the Good Life.

    Head of Bus Banking Customer Support

    Banking, credit card, automobile loans, mortgage and home equity products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

    Questions about banking, mortgage, and investment services?

    Call 1-800-869-3557, 24 hours a day - 7 days a week

    Small business customers 1-800-225-5935

    24 hours a day - 7 days a week

    © 1999 - 2018 Bankofamerica. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801"

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  • June 18, 2018 at 4:02 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."

    remove

  • June 1, 2018 at 8:26 PM by an anonymous user from Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States

    This what I was emailed but I do not have a bank of america account...

    "Activity Alert

    Bank of America Security Center

    Dear Customer,

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America debit card on 06/01/2018. For your protection, we need you to review this activity immediately.

    Please , Click on the following link to reactivate your access, Sign On and verifying your debit card transactions.

    You can sign in to Online or Mobile Banking to review this activity. If you don't recognize this transaction."

    remove

  • May 31, 2018 at 3:26 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank of America <mode-21se1scholtechm21@email.arizona.edu>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:03 PM

    To: Bank of America

    Subject: Alert : Online Banking

    Bank of America®

    Activity Alert

    Card ending in ****

    Dear Customer,

    We're notifying you about several unusual login attempt on your account within the past 24hrs, and we have decided to place it on hold until you validate your login profile.

    To resolve this Sign on to online banking by clicking sign in below :

    Sign in to Online Banking to restore and ensure the safety of your Account

    Security Icon Your last sign-in was **/**/2018

    Bank of America © 2018"

    remove

  • April 25, 2018 at 4:00 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. [mailto:onlinebanking@drkeyless.com]

    Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 12:14 PM

    Subject: Alert from Bank of America

    Online Banking Alert

    This is your Invoice

    Your credit card has been successfully charged for $1648.99

    Time: 03:36 AM

    Date: 04/23/2018

    ID Number: BF0417505430423D

    View An Invoice DetaiDXsL6W7CeYH2QDMI, CQ6VLAJ8 95131."

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