Have you received a text message from Bank of America advising you that your Bank of America EDD Debit card has been suspended? Did you receive a text from Bank of America directing you to a link to activate your prepaid card Beware! It’s a scam.
This email is being sent to thousands of people. It appears this way:
You could also send it via email or text message.
- Bank of America Alerts: Due to attempted transfers, your debit access was restricted. See here:
- B.0.A.: Your debit has been locked due to irregular activity. Please visit Unlock
Do not panic! It’s not reliable.
Bank of America Scam Text: How Does This Scam Work?
Scammers send the text message to obtain your financial and personal details. The text message contains a link to activate the prepaid debit card or prepaid card. The attached link is not from Bank of America.
It will take you to a malicious site once you click it. This website will request your bank information. You will receive large amounts of money if you provide these details.
Bank of America has issued a warning to the public about scammers who send scam email or text messages. These scammers may also pretend to be Bank of America email addresses and website, giving victims the illusion that it is real. Don’t fall for the trap! Bank of America will not ask you for your Social Security Number, ATM or Debit Card PIN, or any other sensitive information, via text, email, or phone call.
How to Avoid being Scammed.
- Any contact from Bank of America that seems or sounds unusual, like a request for personal or bank details, should be rejected, refused, or ignored. This information is never requested by us
- Verify email addresses and confirm online.
- Make sure to check branding. Your logo will be displayed in all communications. It shouldn’t look blurred, stretched or distorted.
- Only criminals will rush to panic or rush you
Is there a suspicious email or text message you have received? Do the Following!
It is a phishing email and you should immediately delete it. Do not forget to notify your loved ones. If they get such a message, they are asked not to click the link.