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This is a classic example of a password phishing scam. (Read more about how phishing scams work.) The message claims to be from a real bank, but in fact it comes from a scammer trying to steal your bank account information. The attachment (deleted and deactivated here) asks you to enter your private account information, which would then be sent automatically not to the bank, but to the scammer.
From: BankofAmerica email@example.com
Subject: Irregular account activity !
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015
We detected irregular activity on your account on the date 12/3/2015.
For your protection, we have temporary limited your account.
In order to regain full access to your account, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your account.
We have sent you an attachment , open it and follow the steps to verify your account.
Once completed, please allow up to 24h to update.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Bank of America
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