Identity Theft Scam using Chase Bank Identity Theft Fear
This is an identity theft scam "alert".
Identity thieves have morphed their attacks recently.
This latest version, according to the New York State
Consumer Protection Board, involves the use of phony
emails from Chase Bank.
In the email, the intended victim is warned that someone
tried to access their bank account from a "foreign" internet
The phony email further instructs the reader to correct the error
by clicking on a link to what turns out to be a fake Chase Bank
website. In fact, the phony website would then attempt to extract
the consumer's personal information needed to commit identity theft.
Legitimate banks & businesses do not request your passwords, account
numbers and certainly do not send out threatening emails like the one
Dear Chase & Co. Member
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.
Our 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 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
The log in attempt was made from:
ISP host : c-64-154-34-134.hsfgd1.il.comcast.net
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,
and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain
the integrity of the entire system. Thank you for your
prompt attention to this matter.Please do not reply to
this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
To restore your account status click the link below:
[link to phony website]
So, our tip for today, is beware of this Chase Bank email claiming
you may be an identity theft victim. If you do receive this email
do not even open it, just delete it immediately.
Also, make sure you warn your friends and associates as identity
thieves who use email "phishing" methods count on you being far
too busy attempting to empty out your full inbox - especially after
a long weekend - to notice a scam.
If you feel you may have already responded to this phony email or
for more questions relating to your account, immediately contact
Chase Bank's official website or by phone with the numbers below.
Chase Deposit Customers:
If you are contacting us from outside of the United States please
call Customer Service at 1-713-262-3300.
Chase Personal Financial Services Clients:
Personal Line: 1-800-216-2700
Chase Credit Cards:
Chase Auto Finance:
Auto Leases: 1-800-227-5151
Small Business Customers: