Bank of America Online Banking Alert Phishing Scam
Authentication-Results: mta315.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=bankofamerica.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 220.127.116.11 (EHLO fox.xyzdns.net) (18.104.22.168)
by mta315.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:46:43 -0700
Received: from nobody by fox.xyzdns.net with local (Exim 4.69)
for x; Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:46:33 -0400
Subject: SECURITY ALERT - Verification of Your Current Details
From: Bank of America <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:46:33 -0400
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - fox.xyzdns.net
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - yahoo.com
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 99] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - fox.xyzdns.net
Verification of your current details.
During our regular update and verification of the Bank of America Online Banking Service, we could not verify your current information. Either your information has been changed or incomplete, as a result your access to use our services has been limited.
To restore your online banking access, kindly update your information. You can update your online banking details by following the link below.
Thank you for banking with Bank of America, the industry leader in safe and secure online banking.
This poor scammer probably never heard of e-mail headers before, an e-mail's date is automatically recorded once you send the e-mail, so a date in the body of an e-mail is a bit redundant.
What are they actually trying to verify, the Bank of America Online Banking service or your current information? So they were trying to verify your information, against what? Consider the following: If they can't even provide a conclusive reason why the so-called verification failed, what kind of verification process is this after all. No professional institution will ever send you an e-mail containing a confusing an meaningless sentence like this.
OK, so if you acknowledge that e-mail is an insecure form of communication, why are you sending something like this. Would you trust an e-mail that contradicts itself?
An important lesson can be learned from this e-mail, if you pay attention to the smaller details you can easily spot the scam.
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