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Beware of the "Bank of America Account Locked" Phishing Scam

2018-04-03T20:25:13 -  +
Beware of the "Bank of America Account Locked" Phishing Scam

Bak of America customers are asked to beware of the "Bank of America Account Locked" phishing scam. The phishing scam, which claims the recipients' online accounts have been locked, is being sent by scammers or cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into disclosing their Bank of America's account credentials, and their personal and financial information. The scammers send a fake email to their potential victims and ask them to click on the link in order to verify their information, but the link goes to a phishing website, a fake website disguised as Bank of America's legitimate website located at www.bankofamerica.com.

A Sample of the "Bank of America Account Locked" Phishing Scam

From: Bank 0F America <zaid.yacob@simedarbyplantation.com>

Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:53 AM

Subject: Re:Your account status change

Dear Client,

For your safety, We have locked your online banking account due to some illegal activity.

We were certain that someone else was trying to log in to your account using your account

details from unknown location.

Below are the steps to verify and unlock your account:

- Login to your account using this web link : https://secure.bankofamerica.com/login/sign-in/signOnV2Screen.go

Use your User ID to access the veri?cation page

Fill the verification page with your exact information

Follow these steps above and you will have your online account restored again

Thank you

Sincerely,

Once scammers or cybercrimes have gotten their potential victims' Bank of America information, they will use it to steal their money and use their accounts to commit fraud. Remember, always go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign into your account from there. If there is something that you need to do to your account, you will be notified after signing in.

Bank of America customers who were tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact Bank of America for help. Let them know that you were ticked by cyber criminals into submitting your account information on a phishing website.

And, always call the Bank of America using the following number or the number on the back of your credit or debit card or click here to use the "Contact us" page on their website.

If you have received fake Bank of America messages, please post them in the comment section below to help inform others.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jul 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank Of America
    Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:48 PM
    Subject: Re: [ Notification Alert ] : Security was added with other devices

    Online Banking

    Your Bank of America account has been locked

    Dear Customer,

    We have noticed that some data from your account information seems inaccurate or unverified. You have to check your information in order to continue using our service smoothly.

    Please login to you account and check your information by clicking the link below:

    Activate account

    Sincerely,
    Bank of america team service.

    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.
    2018 Bank of America Corporation."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2018 at 11:50 PM by lawaGnesan from or near: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

    Hi, I recently received email from this address: MohdRazib.Atan@westin.com

    Can I know is this scam?

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    • Posted: Apr 4, 2018 at 4:13 AM by info

      Please send us a copy of the email.

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