Bank of America Phishing Scam

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Following almost immediately after the KeyBank Phishing Scam we talked about recently, now we have the Bank of America Phishing Scam to worry about.

This email appears to come from Bank of America’s Online Banking division as an Online Banking Alert with a subject of “our new security measures (message ref: 2328380178)”.

Message from Customer Service

To: [your email address]

Date: [some date near today]

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_7769299/customerservice/securedirectory/cform.do/cform.php?id=[string of numbers].
  2. 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 www.bankofamerica.com.

Unfortunately, the form does not really reside on Bank of America’s servers, it actually lives at srv_7769299.sjilli.org. SJILLI.org is registered to the following person:

Name: Darlene Eckes
Company: N/A
Address: 74 Foxfire Estates Road
City: Middletown
State: New York
Country: US
Zip: 10940
Tel No: 1 8453556121
Email: kjumeh7216@hotmail.com

What can you do?

Obviously, don’t click the link!

Like I said last time, it’s much easier to donate donate your entire bank account to me than it is to let these phishers drain it for you.

You should report this particular phishing scam to the domain registrar using their form, but also forward the phishing email to domain.manager@publicdomainregistry.com and abuse@bankofamerica.com.

Be smart. Don’t fall for phishing scams. And if you do, consider it a “stupid tax” to help you learn.

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