Scam Watch: WARNING – Real Bank Scam Update

Dear Readers,

As many of you already know I maintain a database of scammers and phishing attack e-mail address and names. But what people do not know is I have been very carefully looking at a very real issues in regards to Real Bank Scam. This covers pretty much all Real Bank Scams including The BANK OF AMERICA Scam.

People are using real traceable bank e-mail address so sometimes times even matching IP address and so on. The only way I have been able to bust more then 90% of them is because they tend to use the Dear Valued Customer s instead of the persons real full name that you registered with such as John Doe.

The Following is an example

Bank of America Alert: Message from Customer‏
From: Bank of America (online@bankofamerica.com)
This message may be a phishing scam.
Sent: September 26, 2008 8:00:01 AM
Reply-to: online@bankofamerica.com
To:
Need additional up to the minute account information? Sign in bb

Dear Valued Customer :

We recently have determined that different computers have logged in your Bank of America 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 may 30, 2008, 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. In order to confirm your Online Bank records, we may require some specific information from you.

To restore your account, please LINK



thank you for using Bank Of America Online Service.


Your account might be place on restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds. To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account (with your username or SSN and your password), then you have to complete our verification process. You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information as well. All restricted accounts have their billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have reactive your billing information on file. LINK
Thank You.
Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions about the information in this e-Bill, please contact your biller. For all other questions, call us at 800-887-5749.
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Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.
2008 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved

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2 Responses to Scam Watch: WARNING – Real Bank Scam Update

  1. Tim Au says:

    I received a text message to my cell phone with onlinealert@bankofamerica.com.

    I did not know what it was until I Googled your blog. Thank you by the way…

    Have you heard of any text messages that link to the scam websites?

    I thought this might be a new way using text messaging to make it seem more real.

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Tim Au,

      To answer your question…is it a new way of scamming ppl via text messages. Well to that I would have to say not very common yet. But it is getting much more common…

      Thanks for your comment and happy I could help,

      Remy “Se7en”

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