Have You Received Fraudulent Bank Emails? Here Are Some Tips to Protect Yourself.

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I love Fraudsters.  They make me laugh at their little games.  Have you gotten emails asking that you “confirm” your secret bank information?  But how do you know what is legitimate  and what is not?  Here are some tips:

  1. Banks, the IRS, and other institutions do not ask you to provide your information.  Automatically, you should consider such “security prevention” as “phishing.”
  2. If you think there is a problem with your bank, don’t use the email to log in.  Go to the site from a bookmark or Google search and log on the way you would normally do.
  3. Look at the address of the party who is sending the email.  The email below came from SMChaseNotification@ChaseNotification.com. If you log into the REAL Chase bank, you would see www.chase.com or www.chaseonline.chase.com.  I copied the link and put it into my browser and my Chrome browser gave me a warning sign that it was tagged as a phishing site.
  4. Now if you ran your cursor over the “Continue to the verification process:” you would see that it does not point to a Chase Bank site, but www.csedesignsolutions.com/js/restrectedonline.php . This obviously is NOT Chase, and notice the misspelling of “restrictedonline.” Just too funny.  If you are going to cheat me, you better be a good speller.
  5. But the best part, was the bottom. I almost missed it.  Under the E-mail Security Information, they enter the REAL Chase websites.  So, people click there and say, “OK, it’s Chase.”  Clever little devils.
  6. I also looked up Dana Ingle and there is a Linked In person stating that they were educated at Ohio State and was the Vice President of Operations and Fraud.  Was this a fraudulent Linked In account?  Go figure.
  7. Do Not Click on any of these hypelinks.  You never know.   They could load  viruses on your computer (I dismantled them for this article.)
Beware!  Don’t “Chase” it.
URGENT: Account Verification Required
Dear Chase OnlineSM Customer:
As part of our ongoing effort to protect your account and our relationship,
we monitor your account for possible fraudulent and or unusual activity. We need to confirm your identity
as same as information we have on file and your account security:
Please
click on continue to the verification process and ensure your identity as
same as information we have on file and your account security:
Continue to the verification process:
Your satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your prompt attention
to this matter. If you already had the opportunity to discuss this matter
with us, please disregard this message. You may also call 800-355-5265
from the U.S. and Canada. If you prefer, use the phone number on the back of
your Chase Debit card. Internationally, you can reach us at 866-686-6670.
For your convenience, we are available to take your call 24 hours a day,7
days a week.
Thank you for being our customer.
Sincerely,
Dana Ingle
Vice President
Chase Security Prevention Department
E-mail
Security Information
E-mail intended for: Your Chase Account On File .

If you are concerned about the authenticity of this message, please
click here or call the phone number on the
back of your debit card. If you would like to learn more about e-mail
security or want to report a suspicious e-mail,   click here .
Note: If you are concerned about clicking links in this
e-mail, the Chase Online services mentioned above can be accessed by
typing   www.chase.com
directly into your browser.
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