Spam Attempts to Scam Bank of America Customers
E-mail scammers attempt to steal account information and other personal data from Bank of America customers.Customers of another bank are being targeted by e-mail scammers attempting to steal account information and other personal data. The e-mail appears to come from the Bank of America customer support department, but there are several misspellings and grammatical errors that make it easy to identify the message as a fake. The message arrives from firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line reading: "Security Server Update." The text of the message includes a graphic header taken from the banks home page. The message reads, in part:
"Dear Valued Customer,
- Our new security system will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your deposited funds in safety.
- Due to technical update we recommend you to reactivate your account. Click on the link below to login and begin using your updated Bank of America account. To log into your account, please visit the Bank of America website at:
To review your statement, log into your Bank of America account and click the eStatements & eNotices button in the left navigation of your Account Summary page. Your new statement is listed in the left navigation of the page."
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