Yesterday I got an interesting SPAM that looked very much like the scam you see here.
I right clicked on the shortcut and copied it to the clipboard then pasted it into chrome on my test machine. It takes me to what appears to be a legit bankofamerica website. I have attached a screenshot. I did not enter my passwords, but it sure looks 100% legit to me.
Here is the url: https:/
om/ imm/ PaymentCenter/ Index/ 8404?csbi=644077671&b0=201
I have added a space after each / to make it safe.
I've been told that some legitimate looking URL's will automatically redirect me to a bogus website, but how does that work? If the domain controller does the redirecting wouldn't bankofamerica.com avoid a bogus address? Or does the redirecting occur on the routers that the packets hop through?
In other words how can this particular link get me in trouble?