The first thing to look for: Fraudulent emails typically imply urgency, attempting to get you to act quickly before you have time to carefully read and examine the message. They often don't address you by name and contain obvious grammar and/or spelling errors. See an example of a fraudulent email layer.
Other signs of email fraud: If you hover over a link in a fraudulent email (don't click it), it will usually show you that it's pointing to a site different from the one stated in the message. The goal is to get you to click through to a web page where you'll be asked to provide personal information or open an attachment that may be malicious. Immediately forward any suspicious email that uses Bank of America's name to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it. (Please note, we will only reply to your message if we require additional information). What to do if you receive a suspicious email.
The best way to avoid email fraud is to remain vigilant. Never click on a link in an email unless you are absolutely certain who sent the email and where the link is taking you. Remember: We will never use email to ask you for personal information such as your account number, card PIN, Social Security number or Tax ID number. See how to spot email scams.