Bank of America, US Eagle, Walmart, & MORE — Top Phishing Scams of the Week

    Bank of America, US Eagle, Walmart, & MORE — Top Phishing Scams of the Week

    This week we’ve found a large number of scams that you need to watch out for, including ones relating to Bank of America EDD, US Eagle Federal Credit Union, Walmart, and more. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?

    Impersonating famous brands, scammers send out fake text messages and emails containing phishing links and try to entice you into opening them with various lies. These phishing links will often lead to fake login pages that will end up asking you for your personal information and/or login credentials. Below are some examples:

    Bank of America (EDD) Scam

    Bank of America is one of the scammers’ favorite companies to impersonate. As we’ve reported several times, they try to trick you into clicking on the attached phishing links, using Employment Development Department (EDD) prepaid cards as a lure — that is, they falsely claim that your debit account is blocked or suspended and prompt you to reactivate it:

    • california employment development dept’ (edd) : bofa edd prepaid has temporarily blocked your debit account. if this was a mistake immediately visit us at:  {URL} msg & data rates may apply
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    When clicked on, the links lead to fake Bank of America login pages designed to collect all submitted credentials, including your card number, CVC code, and even your Social Security number. With such data, scammers could take control of your bank account and steal all your money.

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    Sample fake Bank of America login page web addresses

    • myprealertsbofa[.]com
    • edds24hr[.]com/visaprepaidprocessing

    Note: The legitimate web domain of Bank of America is

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    US Eagle Federal Credit Union Scam

    Similarly, posing as US Eagle, scammers try to convince you that there is a security issue with your account and instruct you to click on a link to resolve it:

    • u.s. eagle federal credit union: an online suspicious activities was detected on your account and your account is temporarily locked. kindly click {URL} to re-activate 

    The link leads to a fake US Eagle login page. Scammers can record any login credentials you enter. Be careful!

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    Read more about other bank scams and tips to stay protected!

    Phishing links will also often take you to online survey pages that state you can claim a gift by filling out an online questionnaire. Below are some common scams with examples.

    Walmart Survey Scam

    This is not the first time we’ve written about Walmart text message scams. This week, we detected a lot of scam raffle messages featuring the iPhone 14s as a reward:

    • IT’S HERE! The, aII new lPH0NE 14, You are the Iucky WlNNER of (1/7) courtesy phones from Walmart: <URL>

    If you take the bait and click on the attached link, you will be taken to a fake Walmart reward page (online survey page) that says you can win an iPhone 14 Pro once you’ve finished the questionnaire:

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    Yeah, it sounds too good to be true! You could end up revealing all your credentials, such as your home address or credit card information, to scammers. Watch out!

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    We also discovered similar scams that utilize fake rewards pages to try to trick you:

    • Item for +64274368998: Can you please confirm if this stuck deIivery belongs to you? <URL>

    The excuses scammers use may vary, like a fake delivery notification for example, but their ultimate goal is to get you on the fake online survey page and steal all your credentials:

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    How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

    • Pay close attention to URLs — are they legitimate?
    • Double-check the sender’s mobile number.
    • Free gifts and prizes are always a major red flag.
    • Go to the official website/application instead of using links from unknown sources.
    • Never click on links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to surf the web safely (it’s free!).
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