Not from Chase: Watch the URLs


It goes without saying that this email is NOT from Chase.

Subject: Chase Online Important Alert : Action Required

To: Undisclosed recipients: ;

Chase Online Logo

We’ve Updated Our Online Access Statement

Dear Customer:

Technical se rv ices of the Chase online  are carrying out a planned statement upgrade. We earnestly ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation on customers data.

To get started, please click the link below:

please visit our secure server web form by Click here to get started


Customer Service
©2015 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

1) First red flag: To “Undisclosed Recipients.”  If you’re getting an email from your bank, it will be addressed to you and not to everyone in the world.

2) Next red flag: Nigerian English:

  • Technical se rv ices of the Chase online
  • “We earnestly ask you to visit”
  • Start the procedure of confirmation on customers data

Nobody at Chase ever  wrote such a bad email. If it sounds wrong, it is wrong.

3) Next red flag: Banks will never ask you to divulge confidential information on the internet. They just won’t.

4) Most importantly, look where you go when you click the link: (I broke the link so you can’t accidentally go to the fraudulent website.)

That is a lot different from the real URL you should be seeing when you go to Chase:

A bank should always have an “https” URL, which indicates secure data transmission. These turdcaskets didn’t even try to make the web address look like something from Chase.

Be aware. Be Careful. Practice safe computing.

The Old Wolf has spoken

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