Scam Alert!

I just love it when scams come across my desk. This is a classic spoofing attempt where you get an email from “your bank” and are told to update your personal information. Outside of the spelling mistakes and the fact I do not even have an account with Bank of America this is just ridiculous. I also love the threat line in the email about termination of your account, classic!

The problem is I can easily see a person who is not knowledgeable of these attempts to go and give this site their login ID and personal information so I am here to help educate!

Some Tips:

  • A finance institution will never send an unsolicited email asking you to “click here” and provide personal information
  • Always hover over a link before you click it and look at the actual link either in the properties dialog or the status bar.
  • Never just click on a link sent to you in an email unless you are sure it is from someone you know or trust.

The link below is actually to this URL:

http://www.nikitituning.com.br/www.bankofamerica.com/online_boa_banking/e-online-banking/

I have reported this to abuse@bankofamerica.com

——– Original Message From “www.nikitituning.com.br——–

Subject: Bank of America Alert: update Your Account Information
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 18:15:00 +0000 (UTC)
From: onlinebanking@alert.bankofamerica.com
To: bob at balfes.net

Dear Bank of America valued member,

Due to concerns regarding your recent activites involving your account and for the safety and integrity of the online
banking community we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs
to be updated due to inactive member status, frauds and/or spoof reports.
We will appreciate if you could spend several minutes out of your online experience and renew
your records to prevent your account running into future problems or even failure with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in temporary/permanent account suspension.
This notification expires Sept 15, 2006.

Once you have updated your account records your internet banking
service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Just follow the link below
and renew your account information.
http://www.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America

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