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Old 03-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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OT: Phishing scam for CHASE
Hi all, in my job, I am the IT Security representitive, and in that capacity I get the... doubious priveledge to warn people of viruses and threats to their Computer Safety and to their Identity as well... That being said...

A phishing scam - which is a ploy to get an unsuspecting person to give critical information regarding themselves or an account - is going around rampant on the internet at this moment. It is in an email form titled Chase - which is a credit card or mortgague company. THIS IS A FALSE EMAIL. Chase would never contact their users with this method, please be aware, and do not open or click on the link contained in the email.

I's just trying to lookout for my fellow knitters!
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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I've been getting alot of scam's in my junk folder in my email. My mom has been getting them too. It's scary what people can find out about you with your IP address
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I could give you horror stories... true tales from a legal hacker... but then you'd have nightmares about ever turning your computer on!
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THANK YOU!!! I'm so glad you posted this! My husband is in the same type of work as you so I understand that these things happen all the time. I actually got this email and it is really scary because I can see how someone could easily believe it and answer it. It is especially so for me because we have an Chase credit card so for a minute I thought it was real. This is very serious folks. Be carefull what you respond to.
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I get them all the time including others. Someone must be clicking these to make it worth there time. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by DannahK
I could give you horror stories... true tales from a legal hacker... but then you'd have nightmares about ever turning your computer on!
I know quite a few horror stories... Some of them were on the news too.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #7
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I know people who have worked in BANKS that were conned by these kinds of E-Mails
if you EVER get an E-mail about a problem in your account
and it is a legitimate account you initiated
manually type in the adress
not from the E-Mail, but from the account you initiated yourself
if you actually HAVE a paypalaccount, type in Paypal.com
if you do not, but you do have a CHASE acct, type in Chasefianancial.com or whatever it really is, not the www.fraudprotect.chase.com
the extra . (dot) in the address makes the base server different from the word that you might recognize

they are TRICKY

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so that link you supplied IS bogus??? as an example kind of thing???
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Yes, that is a bogus link, but not all the way true that the link might not take you to a portion of Chase's site...


Small web lesson on links/urls/addresses....

www signifies that it is part of the world wide web and not just hosted off some server somewhere

the content after the www and before the .com/.net/.org etc - such as www.sixrooms.com is the domain (or network space) that the site is on. Now, if you go to http://deek.sixrooms.com - this is a subdomain off the main domain. A way to check if it is a subdomain or an all together different server is to put the items in reverse order... such as http://www.sixrooms.com/deek if that works, then it is on the same space, if it doesn't then it is more than not bogus.
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good info...and can you belive I had one of those Chase emails in my in box???? geesh....thanks for the heads up...I don't even HAVE an account with them.....that would have been my first clue...

my DH got an email using his email as an ebay name....pure scam...no such account even exsists....
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