The "Invalid Logon Activities" email activity alert below, which appears as if it came from Bank of America (BOA) is a phishing scam that is being sent to potential victims by cybercriminals. The phishing email has been created by cybercriminals to steal Bank of America customers' username, password, personal and financial information. This is done by attempting to frighten and trick potential victims into opening the attached phishing HTML form and submitting their information via it, which will be sent to the cyber-criminals responsible for the phishing scam. And, once the cybercriminals have received the stolen information, they use it to gain access to their potential victims' BOA accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.
The "Bank of America Activity Alert" Phishing Scam
From: Bank of America firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018, 08:44AM +01:00
Subject: Activities Alert
Due to several invalid logon attempt from a different location
Your security is important to us. If you did not authorize
this change or feel that you are receiving this message in error please Click Here
This Alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account.
The account listed here is for verification purposes only.
Bank of America
Bank of America customers who have received email messages like the one above, they should 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 the email messages. If there is something wrong with or something that needs to be done their Bank of America accounts, it will be shown to them after signing in.
Bank of America (BOA) customers who have been tricked and have already submitted their information via the fake form, should immediately attempt to change their BOA account passwords and contact Bank of America for help.