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"Bank of America We Have Detected Irregular Activity on your Account" Phishing Scams

Bank of America customers, be aware of "We Have Detected Irregular Activity on your Account" phishing emails that claim some unusual activities have been detected your accounts. The phishing emails like the one below are being sent to potential victims by cybercriminals, and are being 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.

Bank of America We Have Detected Irregular Activity on your Account Phishing Scams
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A Sample of the "Bank of America We Have Detected Irregular Activity on your Account" Phishing Scam

From: Bank of america <boa@lycos.com>

Date: June 2, 2018 at 3:23:02 AM EDT

To: Undisclosed-Recipients: ;

Subject: We have detected irregular activity on your account

Dear Bank Of America customer:

For your security, access to Online Banking has been locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed.To regain access to your online profile, kindly sign in with below button to resolve ongoing issue.

https://bankofamerica.com/security-lock/

Sincerely,

Bank Of America Online Banking Team

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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  • October 31, 2019 at 9:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: BB&T Alerts <onlinebanking@bankofamerica-online.com>

    Sent: 30 October 2019 22:43

    Subject: Online Banking Alert®

    Online Banking Alert®

    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

    Verify Now

    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

    BB&T Alerts, N.A. Member FDIC.

    2019 BB&T Alerts Corporation. All rights reserved."

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