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Old 05-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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...yet another phishing scam via my email

I have never had a Chase Account of any kind...

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Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your Chase Account has been locked for your security.
This has been done to secure your accounts and to protect your private information in case the login
attempts were not done by you.


At Chase Bank we care about your security so, for your protection we are proactively notifying you of
this activity. If you did not trigger this lockout, follow this link to Log on to your Chase Online Account :
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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I have never had a Chase Account of any kind...
You might be a victim of identity thief... they opened an account at Chase using your name.
I would call Chase to figure this one out. Although it could be phishing as you suspect. IMO you should not click on any of the links in that note.
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Hmm...but how would Chase have my email address and want me to send them data?
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More than likely phishing....

Chase does not send links... I saw one link that someone posted and they had an exact copy of the Chase site (I am a Chase customer)... but the URL was not Chase...

as you know... NEVER follow a link to any of your accounts...
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Hmm...but how would Chase have my email address and want me to send them data?
"Chase" doesn't have any information about you nor are they even aware that someone is using their name. What someone has done is send out a kagillion (that's a billion billion) emails so as to hit upon those that do have a Chase account. They hope that one of those people will panic and click on the links so they (the phisher) can weedle the data needed to access an account. It is not directed at you personally... you are what is know as "collateral." See Phishing.

If you are civic minded (and you think you will make a difference), you can log in to Chase"s website (Chase Personal Banking Investments Credit Cards Student Loans Home Auto Commercial Small Business Insurance) and find their fraud department's email address (fraudfile@chase.com.) and forward the offending email with (very important) the header information.

You could also forward the same information to the originating ISP using something like NetInfo - IPNetInfo: Retrieve IP Address Information from WHOIS servers to obtain their Abuse Department address.

or... you can just hit the "delete" key and enjoy the rest of your day.
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