Bank of Montreal (BMO) Account Deactivation Phishing Email, Text – Scam
Bank of Montreal customers are being sent fake account deactivation emails. The fake messages are being sent by scammers to trick Bank of Montreal customers into clicking on the links in them, which go to a phishing website that steals online account credentials and personal information.
These information will be used to gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.
The emails usually come in this from:
“From: BMO Bank of Montreal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 12, 2018 at 12:40:39 PM MST
Reply-To: BMO Bank of Montreal <email@example.com>
Dear Valued Customer,
You have requested your BMO account to be deactivated on February. 12, 2018. If you believe this is an error, click on ( https://bmologinonline.typeform.com/to/Y38Bxa ) to cancel this request; Else, your BMO accọunt will be deactivated.
*Thank you for choosing BMO Bank of Montreal*
BMO Bank of Montreal – Customer Suppọrt Unit
© 2018 BMO Bank of Montreal Canada. All rights reserved!”
Remember that Bank of Montreal will never ask you to send your login information. Users who have received messages asking them to click on a link or visit a website in order to update, re-confirm or verify their accounts, should always go directly to https://www.bmo.com/ and sign-in from there.
If you have clicked this link or you have used your card on the websites where the link led you, you are advised to contact your bank as soon as possible. I personally advise you block such credit card or any card used on the websites and request for a new one from your bank.
Update – You can always use the comment section or the Live chat box herein to report such scams for investigation or email Testboo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not fall for this, contact your bank immediately to confirm. Watch this video below: