Beware of "Account Temporarily Blocked Until Verification" Chase Bank Phishing Scam
August 13, 2016
The email messages below: "Account Temporarily Blocked Until Verification," are phishing scams. The fake email messages were not sent by Chase, but by cyber-criminals. Therefore, the instructions in the fake messages should not be followed and the links in them should never be clicked. The links will take you to a fake JPMorgan Chase Bank website designed to trick you into stealing your Chase's username and password, and other personal information. It is not recommended to click on a link in an email message to sign into your online accounts. You should instead go directly to your online account providers' websites and sign into your accounts from there.
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The Phishing Chase Bank Email Messages
From: Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 12, 2016 at 4:03:07 AM PDT
Subject: Account Temporarily Blocked Until Verification
Dear Chase Online SM Customer:
We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Chase bank account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern.
Therefore, as a preventative measure we have temporarily blocked access to your bank account until it is verified.
Verification Instructions Attached.
Chase Online Security Team
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC
© 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ImageCHASE SECURITY ZONE
ACCT # ending in: XXXX BLOCKED
Shape Account Verification
View Accounts | Privacy Promise | Contact Us
This email is to notify you that your online acc ess to your Cha se a ccou nt has been tem pore rily blocked
Click here to verify account please verify your account to unblocked,
Chase bank values your business and is committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe.
To learn how we protect your information, visit our Security Center
Thank you ,
Chase Customer Service
This is a secure message from JPMorgan Chase please do not reply to this e-mail.
FDIC Equal Housing Lender
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. So, never click on link in an email message to sign into or log on to any of your online accounts.
Chase customers should always go directly to www.chase.com in their web browsers and sign into their accounts from there. If there is a problem with their accounts, they will be notified after signing or logging in. Chase customers who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their Chase usernames and passwords on the bogus Chase website that they were taken to, should change their Chase passwords immediately. And, if they are unable to change their passwords, they should contact Chase immediately.
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