Tuesday, February 28, 2006

If I found a phishing link, do you think I could just tie a stick of dynamite to it and send it back?

So Melanie has been getting some suspicious emails as of late from some people claiming to be Chase Bank. Not being one that would be duped so easily she deleted the message and went along her buisness. But then she kept getting the email over the course of a couple days. After this she sent the message to the fraud department at Chase. I just wanted to remind people there has never been a financial institution that has ever sent email requests to customers about their accounts, that is NO, as in none, nada, never have never will. If you ever have a question about the email, open a new page, go to the companies website, and find someone to call (do not use the provided link in the email). The number of email you recieve about the problem will not change the fact that its fradulent. I'm posting the phishing email so you can see first hand what they look like.

Dear Customer,

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a
warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or
terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we
believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability
for you, our users or us.

terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service
must always be under your control or those you designate
all times. We have noticed some unusual activity related to
your service that indicates that other parties may have
access and or control of your information's in your service.

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your
Chase Account, service from a foreign IP address. If you
recently accessed your service while traveling, the unusual log
in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you
did not initiate the logins, please visit Chase homepage as
soon as possible to restore your account status.

The log in attempt was made from:

ISP host : ip220.tele-rom.ro

To restore your account status click the link below:


Have questions? Our online helpscreens provide answers to many frequently asked questions. You can also click the Customer Center tab then go to the

Contact Us page to find a list of helpful numbers to call.
Please do not reply to this
automatically generated e-mail.
We know you
have a choice of banks. Thanks for choosing ours.

Online Banking Team,

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©2006 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

And as another huge red flag on this one, I notice that it has scripts imbeded into the email its self. Nasty Bastards.

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