New Bank Scam Via Email

bank scam - Another email bank scam that is floating around
@freak369 (5019)
United States
April 29, 2009 10:06am CST
There is a new bank scam going on. You get an email offering you $50.00 (or some amount that is attractive for just answering a few questions) and a few basic banking questions. It looks legit – they even cut and pasted the bank logo into the email. At the bottom of the survey they ask for your name and account info. The kicker here is that I don't even have a Chase Bank account. I guess they figure that they will eventually get lucky. Even if only 1% of the people that get it and have Chase fill it out, they are still going to make money abusing the credit card or selling the information. I have attached the copy of the email so you can see how official it looks, I will try to attach the second one from the website as well.
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8 responses
@snowy22315 (54164)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I hate bank scams. You should never give out any of your financial information via email or the computer. It is just not secure and no one should be doing it. I wouldnt ever give out my email information online. It just isnt right.
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@freak369 (5019)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Most banks have a message on their customer service lines saying that they will never send you an email or ask for your PIN number via email. It's a shame that people fall for things like this but when someone dangles $50.00 in front of you, sometimes common sense goes right out the window.
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
29 Apr 09
You have done good thing to intimate us because it is very difficult to know those kind of sites so we can easily believe, if someone offering low amount 50$ so if people fill that information then they will get problems.
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@freak369 (5019)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Bank scam website - Never fill in any personal info - no bank will ever send you this type of a survey
I couldn't add two pics at one time so here is the clip from the website where it asks you for your info.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I know its a scam when I don't have a certain e-mail account designated for such correspondence. Spread the word.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
1 May 09
I get those all the time & from several different banks. I usually go to those banks official websites & report them there too.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
1 May 09
I have received those, usually for banks I don't patronize. I did get one from my bank but I automatically deleted it because I know my bank doesn't do that. I can't believe how many people fall for those things!
@sskelvin (133)
• India
30 Apr 09
Thanks for telling us freak369. But most of us dont fall for such tricks.Its only the inexperienced ones who r at risk. I consider anything which promises money is a Scam especially those which ask for personal information.Theres obviously no shortcut to earning money.If something looks too good to be true then 100% of cases its not so.
@snowneo (116)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
Def a scam, they are asking for credit information (Card number, expiration date and pin). this means that they can charge you for anything the choose online). They can go eBay crazy :/. If someone wishes to deposit money into a card they need just the numbers and your name.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
This could be similar to one I keep getting, but never open due to security warnings. Ti is titled "Commonwealth Bank."