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Sharon PD Warns of 'Bank of America' Scam

Have you been the victim of a scam?

Scam alert. Credit: Patch file photo
Scam alert. Credit: Patch file photo
Stoneham police recently posted on its Facebook page of a scam that has hit some residents in town. 

"If you should happen to get the below email.....it is a SCAM....Always verify with your bank before falling for this...."

Dear Bank of America Customer, 

We recently have determined that different computers have tried to log in to your account. Multiple password failures automatically places your account on hold.
We now need you to re-confirm your account information to us.

We strongly recommend that you visit the Customer Central below and confirm your payment:

[ Login to Customer Central ] 

If payment is not completed by [ June 29 2014 ] - we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely. We are currently investigating this issue, if it is a system error, you may disregard this message. 

We appreciate your prompt attention to this important online security notice.
Ric Brehm June 26, 2014 at 06:59 AM
ALWAYS check the url link before you click on any link sent in an email. If it does not contain ie the "BankOfAmerica" in the first part of the link after https:// then it's a fraud.
Rachel June 26, 2014 at 08:09 AM
I've been getting text messages from "Bank of America" saying my account might be at risk. They've sent 2 different texts from the same sender, giving 2 different phone numbers. I don't have a Bank of America account.
Karen Walz June 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM
It's best to NEVER click on a link in an email, unless you're 100% sure about who it's coming from and what it is. But even a trusted sender can inadvertently send an infected link. When in doubt, type it into address bar or search it for yourself. If you have online banking, just ALWAYS go there by your own bookmarked link; NEVER through an e-mail. Banks don't send out these kinds of emails; if there's a problem with your account, they'll notify you by other means, or tell you to access your account the usual way. These scams have been around for ages.
JohnnyMass June 26, 2014 at 04:10 PM
You're the victim of a scam every time you pay taxes to this Commonwealth!

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