Phishing Scam Alert
I just received what looked like an email from Bank of America (my bank), stating that because of numerous attempt to log onto my account, they were starting a new log on procedure (to insure my safety).
I clicked on the link, where I was asked to enter my account number and password. Microsoft Explorer saw this site as a Phishing attempt to gain information from me, while trying to make me believe that this was a real email from Bank of America.
First, Bank of America will NEVER ask you to enter your log in information anywhere but on there secure site.
Secondly, the english and grammar were terrible. This was the first thing that gave me a clue that something was Phishy (pun intented).
I am sure that if I had entered the requested information, later today I would have found my account empty.......
Windows Live Mail had put this email in my "junk" file. I was just curious as to why BofA would have sent me this email.....now I know that my software was smart enough to catch it. (Thanks Bill Gates)
So please be on the alert. What looks like a real email from any bank, probably is not, especially if they ask for your account log in, away from your normal log in screen.
Hope this heads up helps,