Defense Against Crime

13/10/2015

Spotting a Phishing Scam

Filed under: Cyber Crimes,Cyber Security — peppereyes @ 9:15 AM
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I received the following email in my inbox today.

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Now on the surface..this looks like a valid email right?

  • It has the Chase Logo
  • It says it’s from the Chase Fraud Department

So how can I spot that it’s a fake.

  • I don’t have a chase account, which meant they have an email list and is sending this to everyone on that list. (Chumming the waters).
    1. They are hoping that many on this list are chase customers.
    2. They are hoping that many of those Chase Customer will click on the link.
    3. They are hoping that those Chase customer that clink on the link will provide them with valuable information that can be used to steal their identity or access their chase account.
  • The replay email <noreply.amss.com>. A valid one would be from Chase.com
  • If you hover over the link it URL is http://hotelvillatiziana.it/wp-content/themes/images/verify.php
    1. If you look it was send not from Chase.com but from some hotel in Italy.
  • Most companies like chase would not e-mail you, they will send you a letter asking you to login to check your security.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET ONE

  1. Don’t click on the link
  2. Make it as SPAM
  3. Delete it.

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