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In our other e-mail, which by the way is one I never give out, we got an e-mail from Bank of America which we never deal with. So I have to view this e-mail with very high suspicion of being a itentity theft hit up via e-mail because we never applied for a Bank of America credit card.

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We've reached a decision on your Bank of America Credit Card application.
To check your application status, please sign in at
https://www.bankofamerica.com/creditcards/decision/ .
To ensure that your information remains secure, you will need to sign in using
information you have already provided on your application.

Note: This address begins with https not http because it is a secure area.
Please be sure to include the "s" when you check your application status.
Thanks for choosing a Bank of America Credit Card.

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Note: This is an outbound message only - you cannot reply to it.
To reach us by secure e-mail, go to:
https://www.bankofamerica.com/contact/?lob=cc_service.
We'll get back to you in two business days.
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Yeah, I've got a feeling a lot of people are going to fall for that. It looks VERY authentic to the untrained eye. They made sure all of the links take you back to the actual BOA website. They did however forget to make the BOA logo in the upper left-hand corner a link that takes you to the homepage like the real website does.

These people should be shot.
 

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And the hard part is finding someone to report it to that will actually do something about it. Maybe thay do need an Internet Police.
 

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Unfortunately police hates to deal with the cases like that. When I was actively running security firm, it's been a pain to get someones attention unless something real BIG happened. [V]
 

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One thing you can do:Actually contact the real BOA.
Tell them you got this.Also include the "head's up" to them, about forwarding the scammer mail.Wait for a reply from a real body.When they do reply, then forward the scam mail to them.
I had this happen from Wells Fargo (fake) wanted me to make sure everything is Ok for my business loan.Contacted the real Wells Fargo.told them what happened, and will forward the scammer's mail to them.Yep, they'll investigate.Never heard from the scammer again.
What floored me,my account has never been with Wells Fargo.I have never tried to get a business account.
Another thing,is too many misspelled words.Or the sentences don't make sense.
It's the same thing with those Nigerian scams.
The gene pool really needs some serious cleaning.Something a lot stronger than chlorine.
Conley said it "These people should be shot".
 

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I work in IT at a State Agency with about 1200 employees. We get dozens of emails like that every week. The spam filters block some of it, but many still get through. All we can do is educate the users and hope they don't fall for this stuff.
 

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I've had a slew of emails like that lately. I'd like to know what spam mailing list my email addy got put on.
 
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