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Bank Of America Employee Leaks Data To Scammers

Andrew Goldstein has been a Bank of America customer for over 40 years. Goldstein learned the other day that a Bank of America (BofA) employee leaked confidential information about his and hundreds of other customers accounts to scammers. The result? Over $10 million in losses. Goldstein had his checking account drained of over $20,000 in a matter of hours. According to the Secret Service, 95 suspects have already been arrested in connection with the case which is finally coming to light. Check your bank account, now.

According to the LATimes, Goldstein’s trouble began last September. He’d just returned home from a trip and found a UPS sticker on his door informing him that his bank checks had arrived. That was strange. Goldstein hadn’t ordered any new checks from BofA. Everything that happened next happened quickly. Goldstein was able to piece it all together only after speaking with the various businesses involved. A BofA employee with access to customers’ banking records had apparently leaked reams of data to a ring of scammers. Goldstein’s personal information was included in the security breach. The purloined info included people’s names, addresses, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, bank account numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, email addresses, mother’s maiden names, PINs and account balances.

If you bank with Bank of America, please be sure to check your accounts frequently to double-check that your information wasn’t part of the confidential data that has been leaked. If you have been victimized, you will likely be reimbursed for your losses, but not reimbursed for your time, stress, and trust with your bank.

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