The typical bank Phishing fraud spam email warns you about your account security, claiming there have been unauthorized transactions or invalid login attempts from overseas.
In a creative twist, the latest spam Phishing campaign targeted toward J.P. Morgan Chase customers uses more of a carrot than a stick; announcing that you’ve received a billing refund.
Subject: You have received a refund of $70.95
From: J.P. Morgan Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Of course the sending address is also spoofed, with this example coming from the Netherlands to a client in the US:
from windows4.firstfind.nl [184.108.40.206]
Here’s a screen shot of the entire message:
While this specific message advertises a refund of
$70.95 from Comcast Corporation on 04/18/2011.
The amount, date and the company supposedly providing the refund can all change for each spam message, making it harder for many spam filters to catch.
The real Phishing trick comes when a recipient clicks the hyperlink that is displayed as:
But which really redirects to compromised sites such as:
While that particular page may or may not still be up in the future, here’s a captured screen shot of a very convincing Chase.com login page:
No matter how good the replica landing login page might be, the only thing you’ll accomplish by “logging in” though this site will be to provide your actual Chase.com username and password to the cyber-criminals behind this spam Phishing campaign.
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