Chase sent out an email to their customers advising them of a company Epsilon that had been hacked by someone. Therefore, all of their customers emails were released. That’s a scary thought.
The email includes the actual Chase Logo and looks quite legit. As a stickler for writing and spelling, I was able to determine just how fake it was/is. Don’t be fooled.
Read the actual email being sent to customers of Chase.—-
We upgrading our your online banking secutity due to login attempts into you account online from an unknown IP address .
Due to this, we have temporarily suspended your account.
We need you to update your account information for your online banking to be re-activated
please update your billing information today by clicking
here Chase Online , (It actually give you a link.)
just verify the information you entered is correct.
Chase Member Services Team
P.S. The link in this message will be expire within 24 Hours . You have to update your payment information
© 2011 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All Rights Reserved.
That is exactly what it looks like. First off, notice the writing styles and the way the wording takes place. Also notice the urgency of the notice. You must act NOW. These scammers want to get in and get what they need from you and get out. Do not EVER click links from an email. Also, if you hover over the link without clicking it, most times it will show you where you’re going. This site is called http://www.bakuvea.com. What type of site is that? It’s a simple process.
Even if you trust it to be Chase, do not click the link. Use your own browser to go to the site yourself. Also, some of you don’t check your messages from the bank. Always do so. It could save you from being scammed. Imagine, if you click on that link you will be lead to a site that looks like Chase. You will then enter your information and what could happen from that point? Pay attention. Do Not follow any link from your email. When setting up an email account, do not use your email as your log in.
Epsilon uses over 2500 clients that they service and they say that only 2% of their customers were hit. Those include, US Bank, Capitol One, Citi Group, Best Buy, Kroger, Tivo, Walgreens, Target, Disney, Robert Half, BrookStone, HSN, McKinsey and Co…apparently the list goes on. And it would be good to list them all. The email was convincing and the average person may not be observant enough.