Bank of America Phishing Spoofed Site

Posted: July 20, 2008 in Identity theft, Phishing spoofing
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This Spoofed site includes a bunch of official photos and all the regular bells and whistles. Don’t press that link. It will lead you to a spoofed site designed to steal your identity. For details on these types of sites and how they function, check out previous posts in the Phishing Spoofing categories.

From: onlinebanking.alerts.bankofamerica.com@lisbon.dnstraffic.net
Subject: Important Message About Upcoming Changes to Your Online
Date: July 20, 2008 5:56:05 PM EDT (CA)
To:

Your Online Banking is Blocked

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Bank Of America account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the Bank Of America network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.

To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:

http s://www. bnkofamerica.com/cgi-bin/ias/UpdateAccounts

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire Bank Of America system.

Thank you.

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 most important 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, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
© 2008 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

Comments
  1. Jane Wayne says:

    Hello my name is Jane Wayne, and i was also a victim of identity theft. A few months ago i received and email like the one above from Bank of America. Because i didn’t know what it was i clicked on the link and the next thing that happened was that my identity was stolen. After trying to fix the problem, a couple of friends have told me about this new identity theft protection company called Shieldsafe. They are a company with 30 years of law enforcement experience, and their services are great. I signed up at their website http://www.shieldsafe.com, before getting my identity stolen again, and the benefits with them are awesome. They also have a promotion entering the code SHIELD when u sign up and they give you 25% off. Don’t wait until something like what happened to me happens to you. Protect your identity SHIELDSAFE.COM

  2. ryno442 says:

    Will identity theft ever be stopped? Even with all these precautions people take today, the problem keeps getting worse.

  3. gariell says:

    ryno442

    Despite the huge efforts of financial institutions to warn their customers of these scams, one aspect that they can do little about is ignorance. The public needs to be cautious when dealing with correspondence received via email.
    As long as there is a buck to be made rest assured scammers will always to there.

    Cheers

  4. Joe in Boston says:

    I received the same phishing/scam email. Luckily I do not have a BoA account, and of course, tried to notify BoA, but the only email I could think of “spoof@boa.com” was not valid – Good Going, BoA IT Department!!! God forbid you actually be user friendly.

  5. Pam says:

    @Joe in Boston

    From the BoA Website’s “Contact Us” page:

    Report Suspicious Email

    Forward suspicious emails using Bank of America’s name to:
    abuse@bankofamerica.com

  6. gariell says:

    Pam
    Thank you for the info and taking the time to share with fellow readers

    Gariell

  7. Katie Jones says:

    Here is a new one (I think)… I don’t have an account with Bank of America except a credit card…notice that this has a “security@bankofamerical (that is a lower case “L” not a one). That is being redirected I bet.

    Flag this message
    Your account has been locked!
    Monday, June 8, 2009 5:55 PM
    From:
    “Bank of America”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To:
    kfjones2@sbcglobal.net

    Dear client

    Your account has been temporarily disabled due to too many attempts to sign in to your account with an incorrect password.

    In order to reactivate your account please click the link below, log in with the correct password and update your account details :

    https://www.bankofamerica.com/reactivate.jsp?action=login&sec=update&SSID=S83689sFJksvt46896

    If you choose not to complete the request, you give us no choice but to suspend your account temporarily.

    If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Bank of America policy to represent oneself as an other Bank of America user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Bank of America is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request or law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    Bank of America Account Review Department.

    Since Bank of America does not have an end-user friendly site to report the scams going on like Wells Fargo does then I suggest you post them here. You have done the right thing and it is up to Bank of America to read it then.

  8. Roger Baddgor says:

    Flag this messageImportant NotificationThursday, September 3, 2009 4:50 PM
    From: “Bank of America” Add sender to ContactsTo: undisclosed-recipients

    We recently have determined that different computers have logged onto your Online Banking account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons. We now need you to re-confirm your account information to us.

    If this is not completed by September 07 2009, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

    To confirm your Online Banking records click on the following link:

    https://security.bankofamerica.com

    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    Bank of America Customer Service

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