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Beware of "Bank of America Your Account has been Locked" Phishing Scam

2018-08-01T17:55:55 -  +
Beware of "Bank of America Your Account has been Locked" Phishing Scam

Bank of America customers, be aware of "Your Account has been 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 Your Account has been Locked" Phishing Scam

Subject: Your account has been locked

From: s1512768@ed.ac.uk

Dear Bank of America Client,

Your account has been locked, due to unverified transactions in your account.

To avoid account suspension, kindly verify your account via the button below.

✓ Verify Your Account

Thanks,

©2018 Bank of America Corporation.

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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