Phishing Scam Targets Chase Bank Customers
Chicago, US-based Chase Bank officials are urging the public towards being vigilant about phishing e-mails that pose as communications from the bank, published mountprospect.org during the 2nd-week of February 2012.
Using one catchy header: "This is a service message with information related to your Chase account" and addressing recipients, the phishing electronic mail states that Chase Bank lately encountered a service disruption, which impacted its website as well as mobile services therefore, the bank regrets any inconvenience it may've caused its users. However, the problem has been solved, while the bank wishes to assure its account holders that there hasn't been any compromise of their account details in the aftermath of the outage. Moreover, to maintain users' protection, the bank requires their account particulars for which they must follow a given web-link and provide their valid account details, the e-mail asserts.
However, if the web-link is followed, it takes the user onto a fake Chase Bank website.
Moreover, the e-mail attempts at being lawful and genuine, so it states that Chase is constantly working hard for keeping its clients' faith and conviction and that it's forever ready to assist them.
Further, additional phishing e-mails are also being reported that addressing the client, inform about Chase Bank presently making its banking services up-to-date. Subsequently, they direct the users for following a given web-link so they can submit their account number together with name and birth date, failing which they won't be able to access their Internet account anymore, the messages warn.
Remarking about the above ruse, Police Department's investigators stated that the requested information was already with the bank, thus it didn't require it again for confirmation. Moreover, if the web-link was clicked, it could enable some other person to access and steal from the victimized user's account alternatively, take on his identity and do anything convenient for his own self like altering the original address, accessing the victim's funds and so on, officials elaborated.
Consequently, the officials reiterated to clients that no lawful banking institution like Chase Bank alternatively any other genuine institution of finance, would-ever request people to submit their account information, electronically.
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