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Beware of "Bank of America Suspicious Sign-In Prevented Alert" Phishing Scam

2018-03-21T05:11:09 -  +
Beware of "Bank of America Suspicious Sign-In Prevented Alert" Phishing Scam

Bank of America customers, be aware of "Suspicious Sign-In Prevented Alert" phishing email scams like the one below that are being sent to potential victims by cybercriminals. The phishing email scams are used to steal Bank of America customers' username, password, personal and financial information. This is done by attempting to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on a link in the same emails that goes to a phishing website that steals personal information and online account credentials.

Sample "Bank of America Suspicious Sign-In Prevented Alert" Phishing Scam

From: Bank of America <alert.onlinebanking@nis-japan.com>

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Subject: Alert: Suspicious Sign-In Prevented-

Bank of America(R)

Online Banking Alert

Suspicious Sign-In Prevented

For your security, access to Online Banking can be locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed. To regain access or Keep account safe, you must Please Click Verifiy Account Now For confirmation.

Email preferences

This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service email in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email.

Bank of America Email, NC1-028-09-01, 150 N College St., Charlotte, NC 28255

Bank of America customers should always 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 an email message. And, Bank of America (BOA) customers who have been tricked by the scam should immediately attempt to change their BOA account passwords and contact Bank of America for help.

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