The email message below: "New Message From Chase Online (SM)," is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by Chase, but by cyber-criminals. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are asked not to follow the instructions or click on the links within it. The links go to a fake JPMorgan Chase Bank website designed to trick visitors into stealing their Chase usernames and passwords. This is why it is recommended that online users never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to their online account providers' websites and sign into their accounts from there.
The JPMorgan Chase Bank Phishing Email
From: "Chase Online (SM) " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: New Message From Chase Online (SM)
Date: February 19, 2016 at 10:46:13 AM EST
Reply-To: "Chase Online (SM) " <email@example.com>
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for using Chase Online SM. You are required to click the link below to validate your account information.We have upgraded to the new Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to enable us update all customer information to continue online access.All customers are required to validate account within 24hrs of receipt.
Click Here To Validate Your Account
This update will be available in your Secure Message Center until 03/20/2016
Thank you for being a valued customer. You can view this Policy Update by logging in to your account.to log in to your account.Once you are logged in,
look at the Notifications section on the top right side of the page for the latest Policy updates.
Chase JPMorgan Online, N.A. Member FDIC
Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. Therefore, online users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into any of their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.chase.com in their web browsers and sign into thier account from there. If there is a problem with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
Online users who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their usernames and passwords on the bogus Chase website that they were taken to, are asked to change their Chase password and contact Chase bank immediately for help.