Chase Bank Security Recognition Scam

by on 05/18/2011 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email purporting to be from Chase Bank, claims that some customers no longer have access to their online account due to a server upgrade. This email is not from Chase! It’s a scam and its purpose is to steal bank account login details and other personal information from bank customers. Delete this email immediately and do not click any links in the email.

The email is branded to look like it is from Chase Bank, but the links within the email go to a fake site set up to phish information from customers. As of this writing, the site is now blocked, but these scammers have many domains (web sites) they can use to trick customers into handing over personal information.

Example Email

Chase Bank Security Recognition Scam

Chase will not send its customers unsolicited emails asking them to provide personal and financial details.

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7 Responses to “Chase Bank Security Recognition Scam”

  1. Rocket Bunny

    May 18th, 2011

    This is just horrible news.So many scammers this year but luckily we have You and the crew watching out for us.

    Thanks Frank

    • Frank Jovine

      May 19th, 2011

      RB,

      I always have your back! :)

  2. iPhone 5

    May 20th, 2011

    Too bad. Better we have you look for that. Thank you.

  3. Dan

    May 24th, 2011

    It sounds very believable, that’s the worst part. The hackers are getting better and better at this.

    • Frank Jovine

      May 24th, 2011

      Dan,

      These scammers are getting smarter and many people feel they’re untouchable, because they have a security program installed. There’s no security program that can stop scams effectively, because there’s a new scam popping up everyday before security firms realize it’s out in the wild.

  4. Jane

    May 24th, 2011

    I personally never click on any links from emails, even if I am 100% sure that it’s a real email, from a real website. It’s hard to believe that scammers are so smart and creative. Sometimes I receive emails that look almost exactly like original email from banks or other organizations: banners, images, logos, colors, font, every single detail is very close to original. Look in the ‘from’ box it’s usually misspelled.

    • Frank Jovine

      May 24th, 2011

      Jane,

      Misspelled words are common and that should raise a red flag immediately.