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

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

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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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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.

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  • May 4, 2019 at 12:01 AM by an anonymous user from Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, United States

    Received 4 identical phishing scam emails (shown below) in one day from -

    "Bank of America <BankofAmerica@customerloyalty.accounts.com>

    Hope some law enforcement could put a stop to these scammers and put them where they should belong.

    ** PHISHING SCAM EMAIL **

    Online Banking Alert®

    Message from Customer Service

    Dear Customer

    We have detected irregular activity on your account.

    For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your account.

    Please Sign In to review and verify your account

    We will review the activity on your account upon verification and we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

    Remember: Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode.

    Sincerely,

    Customer Service

    Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.

    2019 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • January 25, 2019 at 2:24 AM by an anonymous user from Princeton, Missouri, United States

    Got this e-mail and I don't have an account with Bank of America:

    Your account has been locked

    Exclusively for (had my email here)

    There are a number of invalid login attempts on your account.

    We had to believe that, there might be some security problems

    on your account.

    Please confirm your information and your challenge questions so we can help verify

    your identity.

    verify

    Thank you for being a Bank of America customer. You received this email as part of your existing relationship with us.

    ©2018 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • November 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    Subject: Important_Message_From_BankOfAmerica_Unlock_Your_Account

    From: Bank_of_America <BankofAmerica@customerloyalty.accounts.com>

    Date: Fri, November 16, 2018 6:59 am

    Online Banking Alert

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Bank of America account on 11/16/2018. For your protection, we need you to verify your identity immediately. After verifying your account, we'll take the necessary steps to protect your account from fraud. If you don't verify your account, certain limitations may be placed on your account.

    Verify Now

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  • July 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bank Of America <vfallica-366370806103850669@update.user.co.uk>

    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."

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  • April 3, 2018 at 11:50 PM by lawaGnesan from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

    Can I know is this scam?

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    • April 4, 2018 at 4:13 AM by info

      Please send us a copy of the email.

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