Bank Of America Alert: Your Online Access Is Temporarily Locked Phishing Scam


A slightly different phishing scam for a change. The phishing site is a FTP site which is very unusual.

One of the emails looks like:

From: Bank of America <>

Date: Tue 21/02/2017 09:42

Subject: Bank of America Alert: Your Online Access is Temporarily Locked

Body content:

Please do not reply to this email. This email has been sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email.



Review and Verify your Account Details
Online ID Confirmation


We’re letting you know that we detected several failed attempts to sign in to your Bank of America account on 2/20/2017. For your protection, we need you to review and verify your account details. Follow the link below to unlock your Online ID.
Click on this link to unlock your Online ID
Date and time: Feb 20/ 04:00 PM-04:30 PM ET
Language preference: English
Note: After verifying your account details, we will take the necessary steps to protect your account from fraud.
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