Yet another phishing email appeared in my Inbox at 9:44 p.m. tonight. Obviously fake, but they’d gone to even more effort than usual to make it seem plausible. Thinking I’d do my good deed for the day by letting this financial institution know about it, I went to their website to find their “report fraud attempts” email address.
The page cannot be displayed. Did a search on the domain to bring up a huge list of addresses, and clicked each one. The page cannot be displayed. So maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe that domain is under attack. Or the redirects from phishing did something wonky? I don’t know, but I thought the bank might be interested that their whole site was down.
I call their fraud department. After I explain, the gentleman tells me I have to call back during business hours to file a complaint. “But I don’t have the problem, you do!” “Oh. Well, thank you then.”
It could all be a coincidence. But if an attack on Bank of America’s web makes the news, I called it first!