Beware of "Bank of America Online Banking Locked" Phishing Scams

Beware of "Bank of America Online Banking Locked" Phishing Scams

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Bank of America customers, be aware of "Bank of America Online Banking Locked" 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 Online Banking Locked" Phishing Scam

From: Bank of America Alert <info.locked@bofonline.com>

Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:23:12 PM CST

Subject: Bank of America Alert: Sign-in to Online Banking Locked

Bank Of America

Dear valued customer,

For your safety some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.

Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your Account.

If you don't update your information within 2 days, we'll limit and suspend your account.

sorry for any inconvenience caused by our security measurements

Update Account.

Please Note:

Just Verify The Information You Entered Is Correct.


Remember, Bank of America is committed to your security and protection.

To find out more, take a look at our Information Security section under

Privacy and Security on the Web site.

Bank Of America

Bank of America, Member FDIC.

© 2018 Bank of America Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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.

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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  • September 6, 2018 at 11:29 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----

    From: Bank of America <onlinebanking@ealerts.bonkofamerica.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:55 PM

    Subject: Bank of America Alert: Your Online Banking is Locked

    To ensure delivery, add onlinebanking@ealerts.bankofamerica.com to your address book.

    Exclusively for: | Valued Online Banking Customer

    Online Banking Alert

    Your Online Banking is Blocked

    Security Checkpoint:

    You last signed in to Online Banking on 05/09/2018.

    Remember: enter your information correctly to avoid suspension


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