O-SPAM ATTACK

posted Aug 21, 2015, 5:57 AM by WECB640   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 6:34 AM ]

Your Chase 0nline Banking has been temporary locked!

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Chase <support@case.com>

7:45 AM (1 hour ago)
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Dear Customer,

To avoid suspension of your Chase please follow the link below:

http://bit.ly/1UX77EM?chase/online/access=true?riga=374210542&sessionId=NJ6VS0xGZcgQksvzrCJyT

If this is not completed by Aug 20, 2015, we will suspend your Chase indefinitely.

Thank you Chase


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Let's take a look at the many warning signs that this is SPAM and a dangerous one at that!

1.  Looks like the email is from Chase, but look at the senders email address.  "support at CASE.com"
2.  Gmail has flagged it as SPAM.  (One more reason why I love Gmail)

3.  The email does not refer to me by name.  It is generic.  "Dear Customer"

4.  Look at the link URL.  Does it go to Chase bank?  NO NO NO.  (always check the url)
If you think the email is legit and actually from Chase, then go to Google first, type in Chase and use the CORRECT URL to check the integrity of the email.  NEVER EVER use the link in the email.  Once you click on it, you tell the sender that YOU visited their site and probably also automatically downloaded a virus or other infection into your computer.

5. The email is a threat.  Anytime any merchant tells you it MUST be done right now, is usually a crook.  Pressuring the customer is an old trick.  Take your time, take a breath and THINK first before you leap.
In addition, these idiots got the date wrong.  It says I must reply BEFORE Aug 20, but I received the email on the 21st!  Again let me state the obvious.. This is a trick to make you panic, not think clearly and be vulnerable to the attack.
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