Chase Account Notice Phishing Scam - "Attention - Unusual Sign-in Attempt"
February 4, 2016
The email message below, which appears as a Chase account notice, claiming there were several failed login attempts on the recipients’ online banking accounts, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was not sent by Chase, so recipients of the same email message should delete it and should never follow the instructions in it. Chase customers should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their online accounts, they should instead, go directly to Chase’s website and sign into their accounts from there. This way, Chase customers will never need to worry about phishing scams.
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The Chase Account Notice Phishing Scam
From: "Chase Account Notice "<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 3, 2016 at 11:02:04 PM CST
Subject: Attention : Unusual sign-in attempt
E-mail Security Information.
We identified several failed login attempts on the online access of you Chase Account with us.
For this reason and to further protect your identity , we immediately require that you verify your details here under.
For your protection, transactions on your account may be limited until you are able to confirm your identity. We realize that this precaution may cause you some inconveniences, however keeping your account safe is one of our top priorities.
Restriction will apply to your online access if you do not complete the verification process.
See statements - Choose to stop receiving paper statements, and see up to six years of your statements online.
See automatic payments - Set up monthly payments to be made automatically.
Transfer a balance - Transfer a balance to your credit card account.
Go to Personalized Alerts - Schedule Alerts to remind you of key account activity.
You can also see past payments you've made online by logging on to www.chase.com/creditcards and clicking "See/cancel payments" under "I'd like to ..."
If you have questions, please call the Customer Service number on the back of your credit card.
Thanks again for using online payments.
E-mail Security Information
The links in the email message go to the following fake Chase website:
Now, any attempts to sign into the fake website will send the potential victims’ Chase online account credentials to the thieves who created the scam. Once the thieves are in possession of their potentials victims’ credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.
Chase customers who have already attempted to sign into the phishing website, should change their passwords and contact Chase immediately.
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