Online-Banking-Alert

Be on the lookout for this fake Bank of America email. A common scare tactic is used to try to get you to click on a link in the email to “confirm” your data. If  this email manages to slip through your spam filter, report it to abuse[@]bankofamerica.com. More information on how to detect phishing scams like these can be found on Bank of America‘s official website here.

Malicious link included with message: http:// 211. 21.123. 175 /css / (disabled)

A VirusTotal analysis of the above link revealed the following:

  • Malicious site
  • Phishing site 
Sample:

I Got This Scam. What should I do now?

15 comments
shelly arnold
shelly arnold

i got a tex from boa, it reads exactly,,,qxd19egwhbcyre45sdp_Recieved today,10-3-2014 from bnkofamerica_ call now; 4104372504 and avoid_ limit_visa_debit_._very important!!_vyc12scd76mun83metqjc15rpu9.            this is pretty pathetic people think they have to do this...i have a bank acct. there

Ernest Goudy
Ernest Goudy

I received this scam today.  I did not download anything since I have no account with Bank of America.  I did view the source and found an IP address.  An online address locater told me the IP address was in Germany.  I'm sorry I can't give more information.  I deleted the scam before I found this site.

Ernest Goudy
Ernest Goudy

I received this scam today.  I did not open it because I have no account with Bank of America.  I did view the source and found the IP address.  And the IP address finder gave a location in Germany.

johnsgonecoastal
johnsgonecoastal

Just got a call from B of A stating that they were the B of A Fraud Dept. This was on my home phone which is not registered with B of A. Sounded very professional but wanting me to call an 800 number to verify recent activity on my account. Needless to say very suspicious so called the bank from Another number to check accounts. No red flags so far. Be aware people!

TeriMaxwell
TeriMaxwell

My father took out a reverse mortgage his daughters insisted for a small amount then while he was hospitalized a man named Scott serbin scammed my father the sisters used this man who fraudulently took a loan for 470 thousand from Bank of America one of the sister is gang affiliated h by the time he went to bak his deed and his original loan was missing now there overnight the bank has changed mad the date and amount changed to 450 thousand. The Bank of America said they no longer carry the reverse the police and the bank tell me prove it my father is 89 worked hard all his life someone called the transaction a cash cow definite organized crime in Ventura california

anita Hancock
anita Hancock

These scammers tried to draw me in using B of A dep slip. I became suspicious when they said I had to send 620.00 for access to an acct that does not exist. Anita H

Alva Noonan
Alva Noonan

Just got a scammer phone call from 800-325-6271. It was a pre recorded call, said they were from BOA fraud. Asked for my husband by name. Wanted him to push 1 if it were him, 2 if not. I pushed nothing and it hung up.

Terry
Terry

Just got one tonight, and I am not too happy because I now have to question is someone attempting to compromise my accounts. I don't have an account with this institution, but these hackers and phishers are criminals, and I have something hot and now waiting to smoke their asses if they have they have the nerve to contact me in person versus be a coward and do this bs behind the screen.

dennis james
dennis james

theres another one tonight i got stating welcome to online banking with bank of america. its a scam. i just got off the phone with them november 5, 2012

Joseph Freeman
Joseph Freeman

My experience was much different. I signed in online to check my balance and after entering my logon identification I was taken to the correct Site Key where I entered my password. I was then taken to a screen for "Additional verification of your identity." It said, "In order to provide you with extra security, we occasionally need to ask for additional information when you access your accounts online. Please enter your card information below." The questions that I was asked to enter were: Card Number, Exp. Date, CVV Code, Date of Birth, Social Secuity Number (all 9 digits), Mother Maiden's Name, Driver License Number, and date and location that account was opened. Next to the obvious error in grammar "mother maiden's name" instead of "mother's maiden name" I was dubious about any bank asking such personal information. I call the bank and they confirmed that is was an attempt at identify theft. WOW, am I glad I didn't fall for that one.

Melanie
Melanie

I got one, I have never had a Bank account!

Robert Blake
Robert Blake

A Text Message to my personal telephone number urged me to call Bank of America (561)235-7256 and enter my CC #. I don't have an account with BOA. This is clearly a scam.

Joanne
Joanne

This happened to me, so when I received another suspicious email asking for security information, I looked at the 'To" or recipients at the top of the email. On a valid email from BofA, it will include your specific email address. On the two I received, one just said 'recipients' and the other was an email address similar but not exactly like mine. On one of the fraud ones, the email was almost identical to BofA in font & color and placement of graphics. On the other, the font was way off. Then, I inspected the 'from' address but did not see (with my limited computer lingo knowledge) any difference. They both read identical 'onlinebanking[@]ealerts.bankofamerica.com. Further inspection just confused me ('inspect element') . It did, however, cause me to question all emails. One other problem is the legitimate alerts - like my mortgage alert - did NOT show in my online banking 'alerts' section as I thought ANY alerts would. I was doing some cross checking, which BofA fraud response tells you to do, but the checks & balances approach failed me.

bmc89
bmc89

@Joseph Freeman Can you please detail what happened after? This just occurred to me as well.

colbyho
colbyho

@bmc89 Any details from either of you?  I am getting this screen too.