The following was recently received by email by one of my HaltAbuse.org clients. It is reproduced here with no alteration. If you ever receive such a thing, report it immediately to the concerned company (in this case - Bank of America). The link given will take you to a form where you will be asked to give all of your account information, and you will not like the results of that ...
Dear Bank Of America customer,
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the online
banking community we have issued this warning message.
It has come to our attention that your account information needs
to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.
If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew
your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in account erasure.
This notification expires on Feb 07th, 2009.
Once you have updated your account records your internet banking
service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
Please follow the link below
and sign in to update your account information:
Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
© 2008 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
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|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|These people create nightmares for everyone but especially those of us that don't understand how this all works...all we know is everyday we could lose everything...Thank you Ted for once again looking out for us...love and hugs, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|I just got a similar e-mail supposedly from AuthorsDen which I have already reported to them, and I have received similar from "Microsoft" "PayPal" "Master Card" and the usual millions from Nigeria (I haven't see a dollar yet, maybe because I didn't send money?)
So, now the con men have entered cyberspace!