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Friday, December 28, 2012 - 5:31pm
EL PASO — A local email scam had El Paso Police on alert Friday as the warned the public of potential for identity theft.
Police said the scam is an attempt to have the individual provide credit card information to an online site reported to be a division of "Chase Bank".
Contact was made with Chase Bank to confirm that the email correspondence was in fact false. Citizens are asked to ignore and delete the email if it is received.
Police warn that no person should provide personal identifying information or credit card information in this manner. Individuals with questions on their credit card status are asked to contact your credit card company directly by phone.
Potential victims to this or any other credit card scam are asked to contact their credit card company immediately to report the potential for abuse of your information.
The specific email content is as follows and please note that incorrect grammar is pasted word for word from the email which should be an indicator of fraudulent correspondence as well:
Dear Online Chase Customer, This is an message will help recover your account. We recently have determined that different computers have logged on to your account and multiple failures were present on logons. Login to our site <http://email@example.com> and follow the steps to take back your account. If this is not completed today we will be forced to disable your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for bad purposes. Notice:- You are strictly advised to match your details correctly to avoid service denial. Sincerely, Chase Online Services Team