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Phishing - The Bank of America Email Scam

This is not scam created BY Bank of America. BOA is a victim as well. If you receive an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there.

The website that the link leads to is a spoof; a fake website, not created by Bank of America.  When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be handing the thieves the keys to your bank accounts.  That is how spoofing and phishing works.

Remember, no reputable business would send you an email requesting your personal account information. Any such email you receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to the attention of the business being 'phished'.

Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly (such as www.BankofAmerica.com )

Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in early 2007. We have removed the links to the phisher's website.

From: Bank of America Online Banking
< onlinebanking.cs@sitekey.nw-bankofamerica.com >
To: turleytax@hotmail.com

Subject: Online Banking Notification: Re-Enroll your Account Information

(Important)

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:18:00 +0000

Bank of America

Dear Bank of America customer:

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and Online  verification procedures, we detected a slight error in your account information. This might be due to either of the following  reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information  ( i.e change of address).

 2. Submitting invalid information during the initial online banking enrollment process.

Please update and verify your information by clicking the link below:

https://sitekey.bankofamerica.com/cgi-bin/sas/enrollWithDebitCard.do?state=

Thank you,

Bank Of America
Online Banking Customer Service
 

Email Preferences

This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service email in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email.

Privacy and Security

Keeping your financial information secure is one of our mostimportant responsibilities. For an explanation of how we manage customer information, please read our Privacy Policy for Consumers. You can also learn how Bank of America keeps your personal information secure and how you can help protect yourself.

Bank of America Email, 8th Floor, 101 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

28255-0001

Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.

Equal Housing Lender

2007 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

This email was sent by Bank of America Online Banking



 

For more information about phishing, see this page.
 


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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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