The email message below with the subject "IP-Conflict Detected On Your Account," 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 IP-Conflict Detected On Your Account" Phishing Scam
From: Bank Of America <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: March 13, 2018 at 6:23:30 PM CDT
Subject: IP-Conflict Detected On Your Account
Exclusively for: | Valued Customer
Bank of America(R)
Online Banking Alert
Your Credit Card or Loan Statement is Available
Remember: Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode.
To: Valued Customer
Account: Account Locked
Purpose: Unusual account activity/Your Verification Needed
Your online access has been placed on hold. We had to believe that, there might be some security problems on your account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security.
Please Click Here to continue the verification process and ensure your account security.
Please we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences.
Thank you for Banking with Bank of America.
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.