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11-20-13 – New Round Of Bank Of America Targeted Text Scam

Have you received an alert from Bank of America about suspicious activity on your account and you want to know if it’s real or not? Read on and perhaps this article will help:

Did You Receive a Bank of America Fraud Alert?

Please remember:

Seneca Savings Security ALERT:
If you receive a text message informing you that your Visa Debit Card has been locked or that you have reached your debit card your limit, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND as this is a SCAM!  Seneca Savings personnel and /or our Fraud Detection Center will never send text messages or e-mails regarding alerts or suspicious activity detected on your debit card or Seneca Savings account. Seneca Savings personnel and / or our Fraud Detection Center will make phone calls to you at the phone number on record with Seneca Savings in the event suspicious activity is detected on your debit card or Seneca Savings account.  Again, alerts will never be sent to you via text messages or e-mails. Your best protection to guard against these scams is to ensure we always retain your current phone number, check your account statements often and CALL US immediately at (315) 638-0233 if you suspect fraud.

Seneca Savings recommends you check the Federal Trade Commisions Consumer Alerts page periodically to stay abreast of evolving threats.

10.30.13 – AmEx users targeted with well-crafted phishing scheme:

A rather well-executed phishing campaign is targeting American Express users via fake “Fraud Alert: Irregular Card Activity” emails impersonating the AmEx Fraud Department, warns Gary Warner.

“We detected irregular card activity on your American Express,” it says. “As the Primary Contact, you must verify your account activity before you can continue using your card.”

The email offers a link that seemingly points to AmEx’ official website, and urges potential victims to update their account information within 24 hours if they don’t want to have access to their accounts restricted.

Unfortunately, the link leads to one of 419 different URLs hosted on compromised servers, and via a Java Script file finally redirects users to the fake AmEx account settings website.

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