Bank of America phishing Scam

Bank of America Online Form Scam

Although based in the UK, I am receiving dozens of phishing scams, purporting to be from the Bank of America. The subject line is Bank of America online form and it goes along the same lines as the eBay one that is also on the go at the moment.

I would reprint the Bank of America scam email, but it’s too wide for the blog, but here are the contents:

It has the Bank of America Logo with the words “Online Banking” in Grey on the top, with “Online Banking Alert” appearing in the red header.   It goes on to say:

Message from Customer Service

To:

 reports@ kenkai.com

Date:

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:47:33 -0300
We would like to inform you that we have released a new version of Bank of America Customer Form. This form is required to be completed by all Bank of America customers.Please follow these steps:
1.Open the form at http://www.bankofamerica.com/srv_9149531/customerservice/securedirectory/cform.do/ cform.php?id=53389264473576452188802398460218
2.Follow given instructions.
Because email is not a secure form of communication, please do not reply to this email.
If you have any questions about your account or need assistance, please call the phone number on your statement or go to Contact Us at http://www.bankofamerica.com/.

The Bank of America don’t send out emails without using your name and they never ask you to fill out a form from an email.

Again, several of the Bank of America phishing emails that I received are so badly written that the links don’t go anywhere, but hey, don’t even click on them. Delete the email immediately.

Bank of America Scam Email Subject Lines

The same scam email is being sent out with numerous Subject lines in the email, here are some of them:

  • Security Maintenance
  • instructions from customer service
  • our new security measures (message ref 0602345411)
  • official information (message id: 8187481690)
  • Instructions from customer service team [message id: 6311581008]
  • Information from Bank of America customer service (message ref: 8890559322)
  • Important notification from Bank of America (message ref: 0514721810) 
  • Instructions from customer service team
  • automatic reminder Mon, 3 Aug 2009 07:06:43 -0300
  • instructions for Bank of America customer - Ref No. 662159
  • service notification from Bank of America <message id: 5197107455>
  • Bank of America security upgrade - Ref No. 967710
  • Bank of America notification
  • Bank of America customer service: official information

Obviously, nobody in the UK is going to be fooled by this, but if these conning bastards have the intelligence to actually target Bank of America account holders, they may empty a few accounts! Don’t let one of them be yours!

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