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March 8, 2002

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Unauthorized E-Mail Scam Attempts to Steer Unwitting Customers to Fraudulent Bank Web Site
To protect your customers from fraud and safeguard your information security it's imperative you take steps to guard against copycat domain names and other ebanking scams. A recent attempted scam on Bank of America customers helps drive home the importance.

An individual posing as a Bank of America associate distributed an unauthorized e-mail asking recipients to enter personal financial information at a Web site masquerading as the Bank of America site. Bank of America became aware of the situation within hours of its onset and alerted authorities. The fraudulent site was quickly shut down. Details about the distribution and its source are pending investigation.

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