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Bank of America ‘Irregular Activity’ Phishing Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to this email,  Bank of America has detected irregular activity on your account. It claims that you must verify this activity before you can continue using the account.

The email, which includes the Bank of America logo and seemingly legitimate footer details,  instructs you to click a link to verify your information and regain account access.

Bank of America did not send the email and your account access has not been removed as claimed.  The email is a phishing scam designed to steal your Bank of America account login details.

Clicking the link opens a fraudulent website that has been built to emulate the bank’s genuine website.

Once on the fake site, you will be asked to enter your bank online ID and passcode. Once you have entered these credentials, you may be taken to a second form that asks for more of your personal and financial information.

After you have completed the form and submitted it, you may see a final message informing you that you have successfully verified your account.

But, using the information you supplied, criminals can now hijack your account, steal your money, and commit fraudulent transactions in your name. They may also be able to steal your identity.

Phishing scams like this are very common and target customers of banks and other financial institutions all around the world.

It is always safer to log in to your online accounts by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via a trusted app rather than by clicking a link in an email or text message.

Bank of America has information about identifying and reporting phishing scams on its website.

A Screenshot of the scam email :

Bank of America Phishing Scam Email

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,