A Sample of the "Bank of America Account Locked" Phishing Scam
From: Bank 0F America <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:53 AM
Subject: Re:Your account status change
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
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.