Is This A Scam Email????

@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
June 4, 2008 11:09pm CST
I received this e-mail today. I believe that it is a scam, but am not sure. I do not remember ever receiving any kind of e-mail like this before from my bank. I am scared to go and see whether or not it is truly locked because I think that someone make be spying on my account. Have you ever gotten an e-mail like the one below? I erased some of the link, so hopefully no one will accidently click on it. This has got me pretty nervous. We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Bank of America Internet Banking account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the Bank Of America network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, your profile has been locked due to inactivity or because of too many failed login attempts. To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised: 1. You can unlock your profile online with your ATM/Visa Check Card number and PIN by following the link bellow. To get started, please click the link below: https://sitekey.bankofamerica.com/sas/unlockAccountScreen.do? We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire Bank of America system. Thank you for attention to this matter. Sincerely, The Bank of America Team Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your Bank of America account and choose the "Help" link in the header of any page.
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16 responses
• United States
6 Jun 08
Sounds like a scam to me. I got one also and I do not have an ATM card. Be aware.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Rozie you know you are not suppose to go through the trash that could make you sick. heehee
@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yes that is absolutely a scam. I would never ever trust anything that asks for a credit card or bank account information or anything like that. Delete that email and do not give them any personal information at all.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jun 08
Thank you so much. This kind of thing is starting to make my stomach turn. How dare these crooks try to scam me.
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yeah it seems like people these days will try anything they can think of to scam you somehow.
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
5 Jun 08
Yes, that is a scam. DO NOT FOLLOW THAT LINK! If you use your computer to do banking then you can go there through the normal means. Whether it is a book mark or whatever. If you are worried about it CALL THEM.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jun 08
I am definitely worried. I mean, how do they even know that I bank online with Bank Of America? Are they getting this information from Mylot or another source where I chat or was it just a stab in the dark. I believe I will call my bank before going to check my account. Thank you for your response.
• Dayton, Ohio
5 Jun 08
Yeah, they have probably sent that e-mail out to 10 million people, a certain percentage will be the right bank, and a certain percentage of those will fall for the scam....
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Wow, good thing you checked with myLotters first. It doesn't look like a scam though. I've received something t=similar in the past, but I figured it out to be a scam right away because I didn't have a Bank of America account. :)There really are many scams going around lately which is why we need t be more careful with out login information.
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@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
5 Jun 08
Oh! Be vary Wary (I see that you are new to the idea of Phishing) because PayPal phishers are VERY common.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
6 Jun 08
This is very new to me and it makes me feel very uncomfortable.
@paid2write (5202)
5 Jun 08
I think it is someone trying to steal your login details. Banks do not send out emails with login links in them. When you access your bank account you should only ever use the usual link in your bookmarks or type in the web address. Never use a link in an email. I think you will find there is no problem and your account has not been locked. If there was a problem your bank would send you a letter or contact you by phone. They would not send an email with a link in it. This is a well known scam known as 'phishing'. I have had emails like this from banks where I don't have an account. The scammers get people's email addresses and send out millions of fake emails. The emails look as if they come from the bank and when someone uses the fake login page to put in details of their account and password, it allows the scammer to access their bank account.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jun 08
This "Phishing" thing is very new to me. At some point I hope to get use to them and not even give them a second thought. But they just seem so ligitimate. I will use this rule from now on. If it has a link and concerns my money, it is a scam for sure. Thank you, I am starting to relax.
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yes it is definitely a scam. I have gotten these from banks I don't even have accounts at... I never follow any link in any email supposedly from a business saying there is a problem with my account: a bank, eBay, Paypal, etc. I always go directly to the businesses site myself and check on my account from there.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Jun 08
Alright, so this was just a stab in the dark, they do not know that this is my bank. It is confusing because they are stealing the exact same logo as the bank has. This is quite disturbing for me. Thank you for your response.
@alcazar (762)
• India
9 Jun 08
I have not doubt about this.This is a sure shot spam maill as it trying to take out your credit card numbeer...be very carefulll
@stjmen (86)
• Australia
8 Jun 08
Ho Rozie, As you have probably figured from all of the repsonses so far, this is a scam. I've had a look through all the responses that have been left, and the advice you've been given is very good advice. I would recommend calling Bank Of America and requesting wehre you can forward such emails. This information is helpful to the banks as they are able to keep tabs on the phishing emails sent as well as use them in an attempt to track down those that have issued them. As one of the other people who has commented has noted, financial institutions will NEVER request that you log in to confirm your details by email, they will always issue a letter or have an alert on the screen next time you log into the service.
@tonibabe (189)
6 Jun 08
yep they are definatly scams i have had them from every bank there is even ones i dont bank with. i talked to my bank and they said they would never ever send an email out asking for anything like that so dont follow any links in these emails!!
@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
6 Jun 08
Rozie please do not answer this email. Call the bank or go in person and let them k now that your receive this email. I read below were you are asking the no.1. how come they know that you are banking on the internet. No one can be trusted not even the bank employees. So please be careful.
@maliki2 (255)
• United States
6 Jun 08
It is a scam. Never give that information out NEVER. If you have a question you should call your bank. There are alot of phishing scams out there.
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
I think this is a scam . You should never give out your credit card information to anyone in the internet because someone might steal it. If you are associated with the said bank you should contact them directly to check and never do it online.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
5 Jun 08
This is my advice to you; Go in to your bank in person and check with them. That is the surest thing to do. I have gotten notications from my bank only if I trying to log on and I forgetmy password. Sometimes I ignore and return when I remember my password. Why are some people so malicious?
• Indonesia
5 Jun 08
spam no ...be careful because phising to spy us...
• United States
5 Jun 08
There are alot of scams like this out there saying there this bank or that but really not be very careful on how you go about's doing this. I'd call your local bank and explain to them this e-mail you got and read it to them asking if it was them that sent this to you or not. My bank sent us a warning in the mail (postal) about this kind of thing and thankgod that I haven't recieved any e-mail like you recieved for I wouldn't open it w/ out checking w/ my bank first. If my bank had anything they wanted to tell me I'd find it in my message box in my bank on line account that's how I know it's from them. To me it sounds like a scam and I would lookinto it by calling your bank good luck w/ this and take care.