This is an e-mail I received yesterday. I’d been working on my accounts, going over to the dark side of AutoPay and changing my mailing address, so my first reaction was that this was in response to my actions. I clicked on the link (which you can’t access today) and began to fill out the form, listing my social security number, etc., then I thought, “Hey, does American Express go through Bank of America?” And I called them and they said they hadn’t sent me an e-mail like that and what a moron I am. I can’t believe I almost fell for this scam.

This is just a heads-up, another reminder to be very very careful.

Irregular Check Card Activity

We detected irregular activity on your Bank of America Check Card on 11/12/2008. For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your card.

Please visit Online Banking at to review your account activity, and then call us immediately at 1.800.622.8731 . We will review the activity on your account with you and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

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