The "Revision to Your Bank of America Account" email below, which appears to be a Bank of America activity alert, claiming BOA detected unusual activities on the recipients' online accounts, is a phishing scam. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting a phishing website that will steal their Bank of America online accounts' username and passwords, personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.
The "Revision to Your Bank of America Account" Phishing Scam
From: Bank of America <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 25, 2018 at 6:43:30 AM CDT
Subject: Revision to Your Bank of America Account
Bank of America®
We noticed some unusual activity on your account and are concerned about potential unauthorized access. We need your help resolving this issue, and for your safety, we have temporarily limited what you can do with your account until you take action.
What's going on? We noticed some unusual activity on your account on 09/25/2018 What do I need to do? Click Here to recovery your account and complete the steps required to re-secure your account
Bank of America customers should always go directly to www.bankofamerica.com and sign into their accounts, instead of clicking on a link in email messages. Once they are signed in, they will be notified of any changes or updates to their accounts. Doing this will prevent them from being tricked into visiting phishing websites.
Bank of America (BoA) customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email message are asked to contact Bank of American immediately for help.
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