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I received an e-mail yesterday, purportedly from Bank of America (where I have never had an account at any point in my life).

It stated my account had been compromised, and that I should click on the link in the e-mail and sign in, and provide ALL of my personal information (including my SSN) to prove my identity and stop someone from stealing all my money.

I just wanted to make everyone aware of this scam
e-mail making the rounds - someone might actually fall for it and click on the link. The link the e-mail most likely takes you to a site that will LOOK like a Bank of America site, but in fact, is used by hackers to steal your identity, banking information, and therefore, your money.

Be careful out there, folks.

That sounds scary!!!

Sub: #21 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 18:24

kscornell kscornell
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OMG...that's terrible. It kinda creeps me out to know that there are ppl out there that don't have anything better to do than steal and ruin ppl's computers and info...

Sub: #22 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 18:59

natdust20 natdust20

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I guess I should be thankful it didn't cost me more than $70 and some frustration over lost files. It could have been SO much worse.

Sub: #23 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 20:02

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It scares with with all of these viruses and hackers trying to get people's info. As a matter of fact, I had to leave my computer off for a week b/c my Norton Antivirus had expired and I had to wait until I got paid to renew it. I'm very faithful when it comes to doing my weekly virus scans.

Sub: #24 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 20:36

brownsugar brownsugar

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I do virus scans every three days. For some reason I will be going along and the computer will shut down and restart. I have checked for viruses and infections and come up clean, so I'm really at a loss as to what to do.

Sub: #25 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 22:51

DebtFairy DebtFairy

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My husband and I feel for the Bank of america scam back in November of 2006. About $900 was taken out of our account at first but not all at once. My husband is a trucker so I didn't pay much attention at first to the fact of these charges from all over, but then I noticed some happened when he was at home so I investigated. Then another $900 came out in three transactions that caused a bunch of checks and debit purchases to bounce(christmas presents) I was livid that BofA had allowed this to continue eventhough we had turned in all the other charges a few days before. The really bad thing is, BofA held US responsible!!! They never recovered any of our money and they charged us over $1000 in bank NSF fees. We opened an account with a new bank and refused to pay the NSF to Bank of america, but it caused checks to go to the DA locally for nsf that we had to deal with and now if something were to happen we wouldn't be able to get a checking with a new bank I'm sure because BofA probably turned us into Chexsystems. They finally wrote off the NSF, but whos to day they won't still come after us.

Sub: #26 posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 23:38

Hroberts78 Hroberts78

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If you do need to open a new bank account, please come back to this site and let me know. You can PM me and I can help you find a bank in your area. There are still banks out there that don't use chexsystems!

Sub: #27 posted on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 07:13

goudah2424 goudah2424

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These things are all over. We get them all the time here at work. We just delete them. Some of the banks that we supposedly get these from are banks I nor my co-workers have heard from.

Sub: #28 posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 13:02

2nband 2nband
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