Bank Of America Scam

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
April 24, 2008 7:06pm CST
I recieved this imformation from a friend though e-mail FYI: I received a very convincing e-mail from what I thought was Bank of America - my bank - indicating they were concerned about recent international attempts to log into my account. The message went on to advise me to log on immediately. I was horrified that someone was trying to enter my account. When I called the bank (I hadn't logged on yet), customer service told me that it certainly was not an e-mail from Bank of America, that they do not send e-mails asking customers to log on and asked me to forward the e-mail to abuse@bankofamerica.com. Bank of America was recieving loads of phone calls about this. I log on to my account every day and am well aware of what my bank logo is and what the website looks like, but let me tell you that when I say this fraudelent e-mail looked like it was from Bank of America - I'm not exaggerating. A perfect replica. Please accept this as a gentle warning to all my on line (and off line) friends.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
Thanks for this one Rozie, come my online banking I would pretty much know what things are they gonna throw at me. This warning will spread to my circle or friends and theirs.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Apr 08
Thank you for being willing to spread the word.
• United States
25 Apr 08
Bank of America ***IS*** a scam! They will nickle & dime you until you don't even have a nickle left. I would NOT trust them with my money. They are PROUD of the way they find ways to charge their customers.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Apr 08
I am sorry that you feel this way. However, I have not had this experience with Bank Of America.
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I see this everyday thru every major bank main point is if you didnt initiate the contact then dont respond. Its simple to copy a logo or even a website of course the frauder is just trying to gain your trust. I just hit the delete button. Most of these scammers are in other countries so its hard to take action against them.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Apr 08
This is just a reminder for those who may not know.
@ratcat (8)
26 Apr 08
I am from Australia and get these emails almost everyday asking me to verify my account details. Years ago, after receiving my first email, I phoned the bank (as you did) and they told me that, under no circumstances will they ever send correspondence by email. The only email your bank will send you would be a pdf file of a form that you need to complete when you ask for it. Banks always send mail through the post. I was told to always ignore these emails as, they are hackers trying to get access to your accounts. I am sure this scam is worldwide.